He was the owner and operator of Herron Construction, a member of Steadfast Baptist Church and an Army Veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Mae Herron and his father, Hubert Heron.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Riggs Herron, two sons, Ricky (Cindy) Herron of Hodgenville and Dennis Ray (Emily) Herron of Adams, TN; his mother, Nellie Mae Mather of Elizabethtown; a half-brother, Gordon Ray Mather of Elizabethtown and four grandchildren, Sarah (Ethan) Stillwell of Hodgenville, Jaide Herron and Sullie Herron both of Adams, TN and Savannah Herron of Hodgenville.
Funeral services will be held 3 PM, Sunday, February 21, 2016, at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville, Rev. Rodney Troutman officiating. Burial will follow in the Red Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2 to 8 PM Saturday and after 10 AM Sunday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of a donation to the Steadfast Baptist Church Building Fund, C/o Carolyn Mather 1098 Ferrill Hill Rd., Buffalo, KY 42716