Obituary for Timothy Herrington

Ponca City Now - June 20, 2022 5:09 pm

Timothy T. Herrington

September 6, 1947 ~ June 17, 2022 (age 74)

Tim Herrington, a resident of Ponca City, died June 16, 2022 at his residence. He was 74.

Tim attended Ponca City Schools, graduating in 1965. He married Kathleen (Kathy) Marye Porter on December 21, 1985. They lived in various cities in Oklahoma: Harrah, Muskogee, and Ponca City.

He served his country in the Army: 1st Cavalry Division, 228 Aviation Battalion A Company and 1st Aviation Detachment. He was a Chinook mechanic and his unit’s call sign was “Guns-A-Go-Go”!

Tim was very technically gifted. While in Muskogee, he did

IT support for several school systems, including Warner Public Schools—building the computers, installing them, configuring the networks, and supporting the users.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree in psychological counseling from Oklahoma Baptist University, and his Master’s degree from Southern Nazarene University. Tim was spiritually born again as a youngster, and was an active member in all churches he attended throughout his life. His goal was always to serve his Lord and Savior. He loved to help others any way he could, whether leading music, singing—he loved to sing and was a member of the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma, helping with IT needs, offering the use of his vehicle to help someone move, or answering computer questions.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Kathy; father, Warren

G. Herrington Jr ; his mother, Val C. Herrington, his brother Patrick N. Herrington; his sister, Kathy Meeks Hicks Varnado, his paternal grandparents Warren G. Herrington Sr, Ella Mae Adair; his maternal grandparents, Ray and Lottie Mathews.

He is survived by his sister Mary and husband Milford Reeder; niece, Melissa and husband Scott Poling; nephew, Matthew Reeder; great-nephew Elijah Poling and great-nieces Nadia and Emma Poling, all of Ponca City; his daughter Lisa and her husband James Helton of Panama, OK; as well as numerous church family. In leu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 96, Kaw City, OK 74641.

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The family would like to graciously thank the nurses and aides at Humanity Hospice for their tender loving care, the staff at Creekside Village, and Pastor Gary Wilburn and the congregation of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Kaw City.