Charles Ray Herrington

Published 1:01 am Sunday, January 1, 2012

On Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, Charles Ray Herrington, dedicated husband and loving father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness. He was 73.

A devout Christian who lived his life faith first, he lived a joyful life and was always eager to share the Word with others. His smile will not fade and his hugs will long be remembered.

Mr. Herrington was a past board member of the Vicksburg Transportation Board, the 31st Infantry “Dixie Division, and the McDonald Coffee Club. Mr. Herrington worked for 33 years at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station as a civil engineer technician.

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Survivors include his wife, Mildred McMillan Herrington of Vicksburg; a daughter, Rhon Herrington Culicchia (Carl) of Mandeville, La.; a daughter-in-law, Laura Herrington; two grandchildren, Miranda Herrington and Alex Herrington; and two great-grandchildren and special family members, Cassie and Bella Grace Moreland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, R.B. and Vergia Adcock Herrington; and a son, Mark Daron Herrington.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Vicksburg Church of Christ in Vicksburg, with Pastor Eric Welch and Les Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home, and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service at the Vicksburg Church of Christ.

Pallbearers will be James A. “Tony” Young, Charles Hinston, Nick Cocilova, James Rouch, Bobby Stanford, Glenn Coutch, Howard McCoy and Sonny Sistrunk.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wilson Sistrunk, Dr. Daniel Edney, Dr. Murray Whitaker. Reggie Crawford, the 31st Infantry “Dixie Division,” McDonald Coffee Club, and elders and deacons of Vicksburg Church of Christ.