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
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
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-
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
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.