Dateline: March 13, 2008
Services for Mr.
W.R. “Juicy” Herndon, 78, of Memphis, were held at 2:00
p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church with
Rev. Gary Boles, officiating. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
March 11, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Crosbyton, with Dr. Les
Griffin, officiating. Masonic graveside rites were held in the Crosbyton
Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home in
Mr. Herndon passed away Thursday,
March 6, 2008, in Amarillo.
Juicy was born on July 27, 1929,
in Stonewall County, to the late Mr. James Herndon and Mrs. Hester Clark
Herndon. He was a graduate of O’Brien High School in O’Brien, TX. He
then went on to get a college degree from Draughons Business College in
Abilene, TX. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving as
Corporal in the Korean Conflict. He married Geraldine “Jerry” Gandy in
1954. She preceded him in death on July 21, 1988. He moved to Memphis, TX
in 1974 from Crosbyton, TX. He worked as a field man for General Telephone
Company of the Southwest for 39 years. Juicy was a member of Emma Masonic
Lodge #931 A.F.& A.M. in Ralls and Past Master of Crosbyton Masonic
Lodge #1020 A.F.& A.M. in Crosbyton. He was also a member of the First
United Methodist Church in Memphis.
He was preceded in death by three
brothers and one sister.
He is survived by three sons,
Randall Ray Herndon of Victor, Mont.; Ronald James Herndon of Clarendon;
Russell David Herndon of Amarillo; one daughter, Debra Jeanne Hill of
Crosbyton; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
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