Farrell "Gene" Eugene Herron, Sr.
Farrell “Gene” Herron, Sr., 81 of Springfield, died at 1:06 pm, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born March 8, 1933 in Evansville, IN to Herbert and Oma Herron. He married Norma Kinney on July 6, 1971 and she survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Crystal Herron of Springfield; one son, Farrell “Gene” (fiance:Jill Shelton) Herron, Jr. of Springfield; four grandchildren, Jayden, Ethan and Madison Steffe and Nicholas Herron; one sister Carolyn Luft of AZ and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.
Gene liked car racing and going to all the local race tracks as well as Daytona Speedway. He was an avid baseball and basketball fan and enjoyed all other sports as well. He enjoyed working in his yard and maintaining his 1 acre of land.
Visitation: 11- 1 pm, Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 1 pm, Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home with Vaughn Beeman officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation or the American Heart Association.