Pat Herring

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Pat Herring, age 80, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at Graham Oaks Care Center in Graham, Texas. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Lunn Funeral Home in Olney. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Southside Baptist Church in Olney with Andy Graham, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Newcastle Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.

Pat was born on June 14, 1941, in San Francisco, California, to the late Ralph Conway and Ramona (Sharrock) Conway. She was an honor graduate at Jacksboro High School in 1959. She then attended North Texas State College in Denton, Texas where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She married Don Herring on Aug. 25, 1962 in Jacksboro, Texas. Pat began her teaching career at Mineral Wells ISD for three years and moved to Olney. She taught English at Olney High School for thirty-seven years, helping her many students prepare for college or their work careers. She left a lifelong impression of how important writing skills are to be successful. Pat was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Olney.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Don on Jan. 13, 2007, and a sister, Mickey Shock.

Pat is survived by her son, Skipper Herring and wife Darla of Broken Arrow, OK; granddaughter, Tristen Herring of Vernon, Texas; grandson, Jake Herring and wife Barrie and great-grandsons Gabriel and Ryker all of Beggs, OK; grandson, Josh Herring of Burkburnett, Texas; several in-laws as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank all of the folks at Graham Oaks Care Center, Dr. Lucas and the staff at Graham Regional Medical Center, and a special sister-in-law Thelma Routon and niece Pam Phillips for all of their wonderful care.

Memorials may be made to Olney Community Library, 807 W. Hamilton, Olney, Texas 76374.

Condolences to the family may be made at

The Graham Leader

620 Oak Street
P.O. Box 600
Graham, Texas 76450
Phone: (940) 549-7800
Fax: (940) 228-0589