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1939 Sherwood Way
San Angelo, TX 76901
Phone: (325) 268-0471
Richard Herbert

Richard Paul Herbert

Thursday, July 9th, 1959 - Friday, May 10th, 2019
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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.
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.

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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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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 | 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Shaffer Funeral Home's Sherwood Way Chapel
    1939 Sherwood Way
    SAN ANGELO, TX 76901
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  • Service

    Thursday, May 16th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, May 16th, 2019 2:00pm
    Shaffer Funeral Home's Sherwood Way Chapel
    1939 Sherwood Way
    SAN ANGELO, TX 76901
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor John S. Pope, Jr.


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Jan Gardner

Posted at 05:03pm
Dorothy, I
I just now saw in the paper that Richard died, and of course my heart was saddened for you. I know you must be grieving terribly. You were such a special person in my life during my career at Brady Elementary, and I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you. Your faith is such a source of strength at this time, I'm sure, because the pain of losing a child is unimaginable. I also have no doubt that you have the love and support of so many friends and family.
I love you,
Jan Gardner

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Posted at 03:38pm
Ricky you will be miss and remembered. Miss Dorothy, Blue, David, and Jeff my thoughts and prayers are with ya'll. Love You Guys. Dale & Family
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Tipton Ross

Posted at 09:01am
Rest in Peace my friend.

Ollie Malone, HR Department, DFW Airport

Posted at 08:37am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Dorothy Payton

Posted at 07:25pm
RIH in brother. I love you and will miss you. You’re no longer suffering and in pain. Dance it out in heaven all day and night long. Until we meet up again. I’ll be dancing it out for you down here.
Love your only sister
Dorothy ❤️

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