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The Rev. John Clark Herrington

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff

The Rev. John Clark Herrington died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper after a period of declining health. He was 78 years old.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Risen Son Southern Baptist Church in Thermopolis. Burial will follow at Monument Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Mortimore Funeral Home.

John Clark Herrington was born Jan. 12, 1935, at the family homestead in Killeen, Texas, the son of John C. and Alma F. (Smith) Herrington.

After he graduated from Killeen High School, he attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then earned his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

He pastored several churches in Texas.

He married Patricia Louise "Triss" Flatt on May 25, 1958, in Crossroads, N.M. The couple came to Wyoming in 1965 where he served the First Southern Baptist Church in Rawlins, then 10 years at the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Riverton. He served as the evangelism and missions director for the newly formed Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention in Casper. After retiring, he was called to the Risen Son Southern Baptist Church in Thermopolis as interim pastor, then as s full-time pastor.

His family said he was a gentle man, loved by all, and was known for his wonderful smile and sense of humor. He enjoyed building and shooting black powder rifles and building and playing banjos.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Triss; daughter Lynda "Lyn" May and her husband Matthew of Casper; grandson John May; nephews Mikual and Jack Jr. Craft; and niece Pamela Clayton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jack Sr.

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Risen Son Southern Baptist Church, 342 Amoretti, Thermopolis, WY 82443.

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