John Buckles Herron was born February 4, 1925 at Armour to John and Sara (Hatfield) Herron. He grew up and attended school at Alexandria. He served in the US Army during WWII where he received three Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. On July 4, 1945 he married Emma Kowalke. They resided in Mitchell where John was employed by the City of Mitchell, where he worked in the Parks Department and was the cemetery sexton for many years. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, the VFW, DAV and the Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Emma, three daughters: Barbara (Don) Merritt, Lexington, NC; Linda (Dennis) Hargan, Mitchell; Dawn (Carey) Clark, Mt. Vernon; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one sister, Margie North of Huron.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant daughters, five brothers and six sisters.