Sam C. Herrin, Jr.

Aug 22nd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Sam C. Herrin, Jr., 80, of Antioch, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on August 18, 2012.  Surviving are his beloved wife of fifty-eight years, Patricia Hocott Herrin; two sons and their wives, Steven and Sheran Herrin, and Joey and Kristi Herrin; one daughter, Paula Herrin, all of Antioch; six grandchildren, Greg Stanley of Antioch, Ed and Stephanie Herrin of Lubbock, Texas, Tina and Don Richter of Spokane, Washington, Joshua Herrin of Little Rock, Karli and BJ Miller of McRae, and Emily and Doug Babel of Beebe; ten great-grandchildren, Abigail Stanley, Brittany Herrin, Sam, Max, Darby and Nathaniel Richter, Logan and Joey Lynn Babel, and Parker and Ava Ruth Miller; as well as a host of other family and friends.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Major in 1971.  He served in Vietnam in 1968-69.  He was Assistant Airport Manager at the Little Rock Airport from 1972-1977.  In 1975, he was called into the Gospel Ministry.  He served as pastor of Liberty Baptist Church at Walker’s Corner in White County, and of Patterson Baptist Church, in Woodruff County until 1987.  In 1988, he and his wife, Pat, formed Project Cross, a Christian missionary organization directed at taking the Gospel to what was then the Soviet Union.  He was an active member of Living Way Foursquare Church in Little Rock.

Funeral was arranged by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.  Memorials may be sent to Project Cross, 19 Pennwood Dr., Sherwood, AR  72120.