Robert "Bob" Eugene Herron, 90, of West Lafayette, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at Aultman Hospital in Canton.
He was born July 16, 1925, in Uhrichsville, to the late Mark and Hazel (Morrow) Herron.
He was in the Army and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. He attained the Victory medal in World War II, as well as three bronze stars and Philippine Liberation ribbon. He came out of the Army as a Corporal. He was employed at Ben Cookson in New Philadelphia for 30 years or more. He was a member of the American Legion Thomas C. Montgomery Post 431 of Newcomerstown.
He was married to Elva "Blondie" Ridgeway Herron for five years. Blondie passed on July 25, 2001.
He then married Cathy (Salmon) on July 26, 2008, who survives.
Also surviving is children, Bobbi Opphile of Newcomerstown, Dianne Craigo of West Lafayette, Roy (Jaime) Salmon of Fresno, Amber Hart of West Lafayette, and Carla Chaney of New Philadelphia; 11 grandchildren; four great-grand children; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by son-in-law, Bill Peddicord.
He is preceded in death by his sons, James "Jim" Herron and Donald "Doc" Herron and daughter, Sandra Art Peddicord; as well as two sons-in-law, Fred Opphill and Rick Craigo.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at Addy Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. Military services, conducted by the Newcomerstown Veterans Honor Guard, took place at the funeral home following the service.
The graveside committal will be held at a later date at West Lawn Cemetery in Newcomerstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Thomas C. Montgomery Post 431, 1 Canal Court Newcomerstown, OH 43832.
Online condolences may be made at www.addyfuneralhome.com