In memory of
Robert Wayne Herrell, age 72, of the Claxton Community, passed away at home, on the farm that he loved so much, surrounded by his family on September 18, 2015. He graduated from Clinton High School where he played football for the Clinton Dragons. He served four years in the U.S. Marines and worked for Rohm and Haas for 39 years before his retirement. Robert enjoyed working on his farm, landscaping and hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains. He loved hiking with the Thursday Hikers and by hiking every trail in the mountains, many times over, he became a member of the elite 900 Miler Club three times. He was a member of Faith Promise Church in Knoxville. Robert enjoyed his many years of serving the Lord as a Deacon at Calvary Baptist Church, Heiskell, TN.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Margaret Herrell.
Loving wife of almost 51 years: Bonnie Herrell
Sons: Rob and wife Penny Herrell
Rick and wife Michelle Herrell
Daughter: Catherine and husband Justin Ellis
Grandchildren: Abby, Alaina, Trey, Ty, Trent Herrell and Jaxson Ellis
Brothers: David and wife Glenda Herrell
Jimmy and wife Shirley Herrell
Paul and wife Pucci Herrell
Sisters: Jane and husband George Whaley
Mary Ruth and husband Steve Anderson
Judy and husband Dale McDonald
Mother in-law: Lorene Fugate
Brothers in-law: Paul and David Fugate
Sisters in-law: Brenda Dyer, Martha McCarter, Donna Sewell, Deanna and husband Neal Blackburn
Host of cousins, nieces and nephews
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Brandon Cottrell and the staff of TN Urology Associates for their care, love and concern for Robert and the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Claxton Volunteer Fire Department, 2194 Clinton Highway, Powell, TN 37849, in memory of Robert Herrell and honor of Rick Herrell.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, September 22nd from 5-8PM at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral service will follow with Rev. Bruce Robinson officiating. Graveside service with full military honors will be Wednesday, September 23rd at 10:00 AM at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers: Trey, Ty, Trent Herrell, Rick Buhl, Dale Mounger and Charlie Dawson. Honorary Pallbearers: Abby and Alaina Herrell, Bill Little and Cliff Nunley. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.holleygamble.com
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