Richard “Bear” Herbert, age 59, passed away May 10, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Richard, the son of Ms. Dorothy Crawford was born July 9, 1959 in Dallas, TX. Richard accepted Christ early in life and was baptized at St. James Baptist Church. Richard received his primary education within the Brady Independent School District. An avid athlete, Richard enjoyed playing football and basketball, and was a proud member of the 1977 Brady Bulldog district championship football team and 1978 senior class.
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Richard was a dedicated employee of the San Angelo State School for more than 19
years. Richard loved spending time with family, listening to his favorite music, Facebooking with numerous friends, and cheering on his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys.
Left to cherish Richard’s memories are his loving wife, Billie Herbert of San Angelo; son, Richard Paul Herbert, Jr. of Austin; daughter Cheri Lopez and husband Ismael,of San Angelo; mother, Dorothy Crawford of Brady; brother, Robert Herbert and wife, Demetras of Fort Worth; brother, David Herbert and Marybelle, of San Angelo; sister, Dorothy Payton of Lubbock, and brother, Jeff Herbert of Dallas. Uncles, Robert Herbert and wife, Sally of Austin and Ruben Ross of San Angelo. Nieces, Mary and Misty Herbert; nephews, Zachary Herbert, Jarvis Herbert, Devin Cajas, Donovan Herbert; numerous grandchildren, and many cousins and extended family.
Visitation will be held all day on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Shaffer Funeral Home’s Sherwood Way Chapel. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home/ Sherwood Way.
With sincere appreciation, the family wishes to thank our many friends for their prayers, expressions of comfort and kindness during Richard’s battle, and the family’s bereavement. Thank you, and May God bless each of you.
Memorial contributions in the memory of Richard can be made to the staffs of the Meadow Creek Nursing Home, San Angelo and Hospice of San Angelo, to which the Family extends sincere and heartfelt thanks.
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