BILL EDWARD HERRINGTON, 84, passed away at
his ranch outside of Strawn, TX on Nov. 29,
2020 with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery near
Billy Edward Harrington was born on Nov. 8,
1936, in Quanah, TX, to parents Dawson Z.
Herrington & Lottye McNabb Herrington.
After graduating from Ranger High School
in 1955, Bill attended and graduated from
Abilene Christian University, then completed
his graduate studies at Texas Tech University.
Along with being a high school football coach
for almost a decade, he also served the City
of Fort Worth for over 23 years, followed by
serving as the City Manager for the towns of
Springtown and Van Alstyne.
Prior to becoming a member of the New Hope
Baptist Church in Ranger, Bill helped with
the praise and worship team at Harmon Church
in Weatherford, Texas. When he had time to
volunteer, you could find Bill helping with
the Parker County Emergency Service District,
Texas State Association of Fire and Emergency
Districts, Springtown Planning and Zoning
Commission, & Coalition of Retired Employees.
As a child, Bill was raised on a ranch in Ranger,
TX. From the day he could walk, and until the day
he went to be with the Lord, he was a cowboy.
Whenever he could, he was on a horse looking for
anything to rope. The last few months, sometimes
he would have his grandson run through the yard
and he would rope him. You cannot be a cowboy
without hard work. That is where Bill got his
work ethic. Whatever he did, he gave 100% and
that is what he expected from everyone. If you
were lucky enough to be taught anything from Bill,
you would know that for a fact. But the way he
taught or coached, it was easy to give all you had.
After a day with him on the golf course, you would
believe that you were good enough to be on the
PGA Tour. If you were having a bad day and not
doing exactly what he said, he would let you know.
He would sometimes say, "You should write a book
titled, How to Sink your 3rd Putt or The Best Way
to Find Your Ball".
Bill gave 100% to God. Above everything Bill was
faithful to God. No matter how he felt, if he
could walk, he was in church and when he could
not get out of bed and could hardly talk, he was
giving praise and thanks to God for his life.
Bill is survived by his wife of 50 years, Donna;
daughters Heather Gatson & husband Michael, and
Bunny Schur & husband Lee; grandchildren Trew
Gaston Perez & husband Alex, Titus Gaston, Lezli
Schur Cadenhead & husband Josh, Trey Schur & wife
Lacey, and Grant Schur & wife Lyndsie; Zaytha
Perez, Garett Cadenhead, Rylee Cadenhead, Blythe
Cadenhead, Everlee Schur, Ross Schur, and
Kynlee Schur; brother Larry Herrington (RHS-1965)
& wife Sherry (RHS-1963); sister-in-law Jammie
Horton & husband Jack; as well as nieces and
nephews Betsy Herrington, Brody Herrington and
wife Candace, and Jessica Gentry McCartney and