Mr. Herrmann passed away November 22 at Plano Medical Center. Born January 8, 1923 in Gainesville, he was the eldest child of Arthur Critchley and Estella Brooks Herrmann. He graduated from Newsome Dougherty High School, Gainesville, in 1941 and attended North Texas Agricultural College in Arlington before accepting a position with the Civil Aeronautics Administration. On June 23, 1943 he married Bethel Mary Garner. He also joined the Army Air Corps in 1943 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant before being discharged in 1945 after World War II ended. From 1946 until his retirement in 1985, Mr. Herrmann worked for Atlantic Richfield Refining Co., which later became ARCO. He and his family lived in 11 states before settling in Plano in 1968.
Mr. Herrmann was a member of the 1st Christian Church in Gainesville, and he was a Master Mason. He was an avid fisherman and golfer.
Survivors include daughters Phylis Francis and Tracie Carpenter (Jeff), daughter-in-law Rosemarie Herrmann; grandsons Mark Chiappone (Lina) and Joshua Carpenter, granddaughters Holly Altemose (Lance), Sarah Herrmann, and Rebekah Batot (Adam), great grandsons Dominic and John Paul Chiappone; brother Bill Herrmann; sisters-in-law Ethel Garvey, Anna Clark, and Barbara Mozingo (Kenneth); brothers-in-law Carroll (Norma) and Bob Garner; and dear friend Caroline Cunningham.
Mr. Herrmann was preceded in death by his wife Bethel, son James Arthur Herrmann, son-in-law Bud Francis, grandson Jeremy Lackey, and sister Betty Hardin and her husband Ray.
Honorary pallbearers are Bill Clack, Bo Fleming, Ethel Garvey, Frances Lyell, Ossie Paxton, and James Spivey, all of Plano, and James Enderby and Jack Merrick of Gainesville.
Donations to the March of Dimes or the American Cancer Society are appreciated in lieu of flowers.
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