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Charles Edgar Herron

Male 1927 - 2008  (80 years)

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  • Name Charles Edgar Herron 
    Nickname Charles 
    Born 11 Sep 1927  Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jan 2008  Oneonta, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2601  MyTree
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2009 

    Father Luther Scott Herron, Sr.,   b. 25 Oct 1897, Anniston, Etowah Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1960, Anniston, Etowah Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Erma Lorine Culpepper,   b. 21 Nov 1902, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1991, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 27 Aug 1921  Anniston, Etowah Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margie Bentley 
     1. Michael Bentley Herron
     2. Kenneth Scott Herron
     3. Patrick Charles Herron
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    The Herrons
    The Herrons
    Scotties' Graduation Party at Aunt Johnnie's (1967)
    Scotties' Graduation Party at Aunt Johnnie's (1967)
    Charles Edger Herron Baby
    Charles Edger Herron Baby
    Charles Herron baby photo during grave illness.
    Charles Herron's Baby pic notes
    Charles Herron's Baby pic notes
    Notes written on back on baby photo.

  • Notes 
    • Emails from the Heart:

      "Sent: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 8:59 pm
      To the Herron/Wilson Website:

      I just recieved word that Charles passed away shortly after 6pm this
      evening. Details on the arrangements will follow.

      My prayers and thoughts are with Mike, Ken, Pat and Margieand their
      We love you"
      (Bob & Herron)

      "Jan. 15, 2008
      Thank you so much for letting us know. I am sure tht his passing is difficult for you also.
      Charles was the first Herron in my life. I think I was 14 or 15 when I met him. He was so full of life, beautiful and heroic to me. My memories of early times spent with him and with Margie, at their marriage and the births of each of their children will always be with me. We had an
      agreement to raise the flag on the mailbox if it were a boy, when we spent time as neighbors. I often wonder what happened to the dried up old green cloraphyll toothpaste that we, Jack and I, used to sneak back and forth to him as a joke. He would find a way to give it back to us, and we to him for a number of years. Once, with a bogus return address, we mailed it to
      him at a conference that he was attending. It must have finally turned to powder, or is lost in a post office somewhere.
      He was so dear. I will cherish that last time I saw him at Marcus' Memorial. Even though he had aged, the sparkle was still in those beautiful blue eyes and he still had a radiance of love around him. Spirit is one thing that age cannot remove.
      I am divided in my feelings about his passing. On one hand, I feel so happy for him that he is through his suffering. On the other I feel such sadness that I have seen him for the last time in this life. I do feel deeply that because of his love for us, and our's for him, his presence will be there if and when ever we need it; and I feel that we can still communicate with him through our hearts and minds.
      I will not be able to make it to the funeral, so please give Margie, Mike, Ken and Pat a loving hug for me and tell them how sorry I am for their loss.
      My love to each of you along with my wish for God's Love to comfort you and take you through this time of loss.
      Martha Jo" (Martha Cross Herron Mordecai)

      "Jan. 15, 2008
      Hello everybody!
      Just made it official...I am flying up to Birmingham Friday night. I don't know many people's plans as of yet...but thought maybe this would get us all talking. I rented a car and will be landing about 8pm, if that helps anyone else. Just let me know. I talked to Dana and she is looking into coming too. I talked to Lee and he will be driving up Sat, probably with Uncle Bob. I talked to Daddy and he will be coming over on Sat. Not sure yet about Brooke. Mama already posted that she won't be able to make it. Hope to see as many of you again as possible!
      Much love,
      Page" (Page Herron Barker)

      "Jan. 15, 2008
      Thanks Page.
      Great move! I made my reservations earlier today - coming into B'ham at 10:00 AM on Friday and leaving on Saturday at 5:00 - wish I could stay longer. Sue is booking tonight so will let everyone know times and days soon. She's coming in on Friday but not sure when she's leaving.
      I've been looking for a place to stay close to the airport - Highlander looks interesting. We are planning on renting a car but if you want to go in and share that would be great - hotel too if you want.
      Don is driving up. Not sure about Jody yet, they have to check her schedule. Pat and Linda will be down for sure.
      I was wondering if we should gather somewhere Friday night - those who are able?
      Ann" (Ann Wilson)

      "Jan. 15, 2008
      Great Ann!
      I have the rental car from 8pm Fri until 4:30pm Sunday. I would be happy to share! (My rate was a total of $64for a midsize) What times do you need the rental car (from and to) Should we just get one for the earliest arrival and turn it in on the last departure? (then share the cost?)
      Sharing the hotel would be great! We've all been planning on having an "estrogen weekend" but I sure didn't have this in mind! Friday nite would be wonderful for getting together. Anybody else interested, let us know.
      Page" (Page Herron Barker)

      "Jan. 15, 2008
      I have been catching up with everyone’s notes. First to Margie, Mike, Pat and Ken. We have never felt so far way as we do today and our prayers and hearts are with you. I had just sent Dad an Email to tell him I was coming down on the 7th before he called to tell us the sad news. Patrick was talking about your Dad’s geese and fishing at the lake in Oneonta today. I did not know he even remembered. He remembered every little detail Charles taught him about fishing, the fish, the turtles. You never know what’s going on in a four year old head, or that a 20 year old remembers anything.
      I am heading to India on Thursday so we will not make it to the services.
      Keep up the reputation of the Lee’s, Lee.
      Ann, I would NOT stay close to the airport. Trussville has plenty of places to stay and eat these days and if you have a Sunday return flight, you are no more than 10 mins away.
      Love to all,
      Lee, NH Lee" (Lee Scott Herron in New Hampshire)

      "Jan. 15, 2008
      Hey Uncle Scotty,
      I got your post but there were no words in it. Are you speechless? Or did it
      just not come through?
      I am really looking forward to seeing you this weekend! I hope you are doing
      ok. I am sure this is hard for you too!
      Love you lots!

      "Jan. 15, 2008
      I am sorry to say that we will not be able to attend this weekend. I have to pick up my kids Friday evening and bring them back to Tennessee. I haven't seen them for a few weeks. For me to get them then drive back to Trussville then back to Tennessee then back to Jasper Al. we would spend more time in the car than visiting with each other. I wish I could
      make other plans but there mother is going out of town this weekend also.
      I will miss everyone very much.
      Chuck Herron" (Howard Chrles Herron)

      "Jan. 15, 2008
      To All Herrons and Wilsons,
      Thank you all so much for your thoughts, prayers and comments. We plan on individually responding to each of you in time. I can't tell you how much it means to all of us especially Mom to hear from each of you. Preliminary arrangements are that Dad will be cremated tomorrow 1\16. The memorial service will be this Saturday at Jefferson Memorial in
      Trussville at 12 noon. More details to follow.
      Much Love to All!
      Mike Herron" (Michael Bentley Herron)

      "No, the service will be at 11am, with a two hour visitation to follow.
      Mike Herron"

      "Jan. 16, 2008
      I couldn’t have worded my regrets any better than you just did. Uncle Charles was such a strong man and I also am so grateful for the times that I got to spend with him, most recently in Florence. Although he looked frail, his mind was very strong. He remembered us all, that in itself touched me as it had been so long since I had last seen him. I always felt privileged when Uncle Charles would come to our house and will always hold dear the visits that I had with him as a child. I will miss him so much, as I’m sure everyone will. Aunt Margie, he was so lucky to have had you to share such a full life with. The Herron/Wilson Clan most definitely has pulled together once again, which makes me feel so fortunate to be a part of this family. I truly am hoping for another gathering that I will be able to be a part of. I will be there in spirit on Saturday and hope that you all know how much I do love each and every one of you. We are blessed to have this group we call family.
      Dana" (Dana Herron Plagens)

      "Jan. 16, 2008
      Morning Family:
      It grieves me to tell you I will not be down for the Memorial. I am just unable to swing it at this time. I have thought about it and mulled it over and just could not find a way. I finally just had to face the reality and am very sad I won't be there.
      I felt blessed to have some private moments last fall with Uncle Charles where we sat side by side holding hands and enjoying each others' presence. I will always remember him as profoundly kind, gentle and strongly loving. I feel blessed that he was part of my early life, and continued to be a jewel in my Herron Treasure chest. When I saw him at Marcus', I felt an immediate connection as if we had seen each other only days before. No time had lapsed. He spoke to me in whispers. Yet each comment or question was spoken from a mind that was clear and intently loving towards all that were in attendance that day. He did not speak of himself. I was humbled. (If I had been in that wheel chair, I am sorry to say I would have been the crabbing elderly person wanting the whole world to know about my suffering.) It made me regret that I had not made the effort to include him more in my life.
      I will be with you all this weekend in heart and soul. I send my love and ask that the loving presence of Uncle Charles be palatable throughout the weekend. I'm sure it will be.
      With all my love,
      Brooke" (Brooke Herron Kroto)

      "Jan. 16, 2008
      To all that can not be there,
      We will miss you. This family is amazing in it's support of each other. I know that each of you will be with us in spirit as we celebrate Charle's life and what a life it was. I have so many fond memories of Charles (he taught me to dive of a high dive) and Margie...babysitting Mike when they lived in Florence, laying the floor and reading stories to all tree of the boys, making Ken and Dad a birthday cake with a putting green on it, hanging out at our house, hanging out at their house and so much more. As I often say, if our kitchen table could talk, oh the stories it could tell.
      Love to all,
      Sue" (Sue Wilson Gruszewski"

      "Jan. 16, 2008
      Sorry to hear about uncle Charles and will see all at the service.
      Hank Herron" (Robert Henry Herron, Jr.)

      "Jan. 16, 2008
      Dawn and I are looking in to what we can do. Currently trying to reschedule a few projects that are in progress or starting at the end of this week. So, we are not sure as of yet if we can make it.

      I will post more information as the weekend gets closer..
      Love you all!!!
      Kirk Herron" (Hixon Kirk Herron)