Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1947

Beulah Herrington BEULAH EDNA SMITH HERRINGTON, 60, was born in Ranger, TX on July 28, 1930, to Izetta Mansfield & Henry W. Grady Smith and was a member of the Ranger High School Class of 1947. She died in April of 1991. She was a sister to R.C. Smith (RHS-1949). Beulah Edna married Ollie Jack Herrington of Tuscola in March of 1949. They met at Drawns Business College in Abilene. They moved to Odessa, TX, in the early 1950's, where Beulah Edna worked as an accountant and Jack worked in the oil service industry. They had three sons, all born & raised in Odessa: John Scott Herrington, Barry Don Herrington, and Richard Jay Herrington. HUSBAND: JACK HERRINGTON passed away peacefully at home in Odessa, TX on March 3, 2021, with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Survivors include wife Martha Baker Herrington; sister Shirley Ann Dees; children Scott Herrington (Sarah), Don Herrington (Becky) and Rick Herrington (Laurie); step-children Tracey Baker Bailey (Les) and Katye Baker Bevers (Bruce); grandchildren, nieces, nephew, step-grandchildren and great-grand- children. Predeceased include parents Ollie O. Herrington and Ruth Herrington; wife Edna Smith Herrington; brother George Hugh Herrington. The oldest of three children, Jack was born to Ruth Elizabeth and Ollie Oscar Herrington on February 22, 1928 in Tuscola, Texas, Taylor County. He attended Tuscola High School. After high school, Jack enlisted in the Navy serving in the Navy Seabees ("CAN DO!") Upon his honorable discharge he attended Arlington State College. He later met, fell in love, then married Edna Smith in March of 1949 in Ranger, TX. Edna passed away in 1991. They were married 47 years. Some years later, Jack again found true love with Martha Baker, a member of his church, Second Baptist. They married in March of 2002, married for just short of 20 years. Moving to Odessa in 1952 for work in the oil industry, Jack worked as a sales and operations manager for Roebling Wire Rope, CF&I Steel, and Stoehr Wire Rope. Jack was actively involved in the life and ministries of Second Baptist Church as a deacon & church treasurer. His greatest joy was teaching his 3rd grade Sunday School class for 50 years, helping to mold and influence the hearts and minds of children for Christ. Jack has been described as a Godly man, a man of integrity, character, quiet strength, and quick wit; committed and loyal to his family and his church; generous, kind, and gentle. He was an avid, daily Bible reader. Jack Herrington's body has quit working. He is now in heaven with his Lord. But Jack Herrington lives on in the lives of his family, his Sunday School kids, his co-workers, and the countless other lives he touched through 93 well-lived years.