Barbara (Russell) Herrin (1941-2021)

September 15, 2021

Barbara Gail (Russell) Herrin, 80, of Grand Saline, Texas, passed away August 25, 2021. She was born on January 25, 1941, to “Dude” and JC Russell in Grand Saline.

Barbara married O.C. Herrin on August 30th, 1961 in Dallas, Texas. Between them, they had four children: Carol, Jerry, Kimberly, and Timothy. They moved to Mount Pleasant, Texas in the mid-1980s and enjoyed many joyous years living there. Barbara was passionate about serving the Lord, her church community and her family, all of whom she loved dearly. Some of her favorite things were camping in the RV at the lake with family, watching her grandchildren play sports, and singing in church with her sister and nieces, and trips with the girls. Her relationship with the Lord was of greatest importance to her.

She is survived by her children Carol Herrin Pennington of Plano, Texas, Jerry Herrin and wife Sharon of Carrollton, Texas; 8 grandchildren - Jennifer, Brent, Jessica, Shawn, Sabrina, Doug, Daniel, Abigail; 10 great grandchildren and several bonus grandchildren; brother Carroll Russell and wife Lynda of Grand Saline, Texas, sister Judy Alphin and husband Jack of Grand Saline, Texas; many nieces and nephews, family, and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, O.C. Herrin, parents “Dude” and JC Russell, in-laws Ed and Myrtle Herrin, son Timothy, daughter Kimberly, sister Patricia Moore, brother-in-law Preston Moore and brother-in-law Butch Koonce.

Services were scheduled for 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at New Beginning Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, with Brother Bill Whitaker officiating. Burial followed at Bridges Chapel Cemetery. The family received friends 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, August 31, Bates Cooper Sloan Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant.