David L. Herrin


David Herrin, age 61, passed away on April 19 at the Bradford Village in Edmond, Oklahoma. David was born in Seminole, Oklahoma to parents John M. Herrin Jr. and Doris (Maddox) Herrin.

David attended Seminole schools from grades K through 12. He graduated from Seminole Junior College in 1972 and Central State University in 1974 with a business degree. After college he joined TG&Y as a management trainee. He also worked with TLC Nursery and Eckroat Seed Company.

After college David married Beverly Leggett and later they welcomed son Michael Paul Herrin to the family.

An avid fisherman, David enjoyed trout fishing and camping trips to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and crappie and catfishing trips to Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma. He was known for his secret catfish bait recipe, which caught fish when other bait failed.

David especially enjoyed time with family and friends. He enjoyed outings with his fellow motor home and camping enthusiasts from across the Southwest. Friends were easy for David to come by, and they lasted a long time.

David is survived by his brother John M. Herrin III and wife Diana of Celina, Texas and two nieces, Lisa (Herrin) Dorenkamp of Denton, Texas and Kristin (Herrin) Johnson of Orlando, Florida. Great nephews include Alex and Nick Dorenkamp of Denton, Texas and great niece Kate Madison Johnson of Orlando, Florida.

Preceding him in death were his parents and son.


  1. Hello, we are friends of David’s and were looking for information on his service.
    Thank you,
    Lou Presley

  2. Hello Lou and Roger,

    David chose to skip a service. He made his own arrangements years before he passed.
    His obituary has been posted. He asked me to spread his ashes in Lake City, Colorado at the top of Cinnamon Pass. I will do that.

    Best regards,

    John Herrin

    • Hi John, thanks so much. I know David loved being in Lake City and am not surprised he wants to be there for eternity. Our love, Roger and Lou.

  3. David was truly one of my favorite people. He was my first supervisor at TG&Y and was always kind and willing to teach. He will be missed. Jeff St. Aubin

  4. Dear Herrin Family,
    I’m sorry for your loss. Nothing can really fully prepare us for the loss of a loved one. Whatever the case, the pain of death cannot be eluded, and its finality can be devastating. I’d like to share a few bible texts that have helped me with coping with the loss of a loved one. Isaiah 25:8,9 reads: “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord will certainly wipe the tears from all faces….And in that day one will certainly say: Look! This is our god. We have hoped in him, and he will save us. this is the LORD . we have hoped in him. Let us be joyful and rejoice the salvation by him”. Furthermore, Revelation 21:4 reads: “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more”. Some ask: “If a man dies, can he live again?” “When will the dead arise?” Did you know that Daniel 12;2 reads: “Many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up”. I hope these scriptures have given you some comfort and my condolences again.

  5. Hello,
    Sorry so late in finding this out.. Have many fond memories of David and his parents at Lake Eufaula. Had made of cd of growing up on the lake and there were pix of the Herrin Family in it so wanted to share. Don’t know if you will find this, however if you do, I can give a copy.. Just email me at krp.partin@cox.net.
    Kris Partin

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