Dateline: October 30, 2008

Herman Edward Mooring, 87, died Saturday, October 25, 2008, at Lelia Lake.

Services were at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 27, 2008, in the First Baptist

Church in Clarendon with Rev. Lance Wood, Pastor, officiating. Burial was held at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

On August 29, 1921, Ed and Goldie had a son and they named him Herman Edward Mooring. He grew up and went to school in the community of Goldston. In February of 1943, he joined the United States Navy. He married Anita Lois Cook on September 12, 1944 in Clarendon on a ten-day leave. On Thanksgiving Day of 1945 he was discharged from the Navy as a gunnerís mate. Herman and Anita moved to Amarillo where he worked for ASARCO for 30 years. After his retirement as an assistant superintendent in 1976, he became a partner and later sole owner of Mooring Bait and Tackle of Greenbelt Lake. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clarendon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, B.J. Mooring.

Survivors include his wife, Anita of Clarendon; a son, Robert Lynn Mooring and wife Cheri of Amarillo; a daughter, Rita Ann Craddock and husband Bill of Canyon; two brothers, Bill Mooring and wife Nova of Clarendon, and Arlis Mooring of Edmond, Oklahoma; three sisters, Juanita Dickenson and husband Brownie of Midland, Naoma Spann and husband Joe of Wichita, Kansas, and Genella Eads and husband Jack of Clarendon; two sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Smith of Clarendon, & Tina Mooring of Atlanta, GA; five grandchildren, Zack Craddock and wife DíAnn of Channing, Britney

Stephens and husband Shawn of Irving, Tyson Mooring and wife Erica, Clint Mooring and Macey Mooring all of Amarillo; 2 great grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Kynley Craddock.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church in Clarendon or Citizens Cemetery Association, PO Box 983, Clarendon, Texas 79226

 

 

 

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