Clarence E. Herrin Jr.
The funeral for Clarence E. Herrin Jr., 89, Enid, was at 2 p.m. Fri., April 29, 2016 at Oakwood Christian Church officiated by Rev. Alan Seibel and Rev. Eric Keller. Burial followed at Roselawn Cemetery in Mulhall under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home. Clarence was born at Bison on Feb. 15, 1927 to Clarence E. and Florence E. Brown Herrin and died Tuesday April 26, 2016 at Golden Oaks Nursing Home in Enid. He graduated from PioneerHigh School and Johnson BibleCollege of Knoxville, Tenn. in 1959. He married Vinnie Beatrice (Bea) McNeil east of Bison on Sept. 3, 1946. He served in the U.S. Navy in WWII. Clarence was a member of the American Legion and Oakwood Christian Church. He is survived by his wife, Bea of the home; five daughters, Nancy Connatser and husband Bill of Muse, Okla., Reah Callaway and husband John of Hodgen, Okla., Elane Crosby and husband Paul of Tulsa, Debbie Scoles and husband Wyatt, Beth Berkenbile and husband Jimmy, all of Hennessey; one brother, Dwaine Herrin of Shellknob, Mo.; one nephew, Dr. Brent Herrin of Cassville, Mo.; 14 grandchildren Bryan Connatser, Phillip Connatser, Audry Steelman, Christopher Peck, Chandra McMullin, Rhesa Storms, Alyssa Hart, Carissa Miller, Kara McMillian, Kristi imunek, Nathan Scoles, Summer Munroe, Joseph Berkenbile, Autumn Blackburn, and 37 great-grandchildren. Clarence was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Johnson Bible College Clarence and Bea Herrin Preaching Permanent Scholarship Fund with the funeral home serving as custodian of the fund.