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Donald Frank Herndon

August 12, 1928 ~ April 30, 2018 (age 89)

Donald Frank Herndon, 89, of DeGraff, passed away at 6:05 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2018 at his daughter Annette’s home. He was born in Logan County, Ohio on August 12, 1928, to the late Frank O. and Lorada (Lorton) Herndon.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eunice Herndon; a grandson, Nathaniel Herndon; a sister, Marybelle Linet; and a brother, Richard Herndon.


Don is survived by three daughters, Marilyy (Terry) Persinger, of North Carolina, Cynda (Bruce) Weeks, and Annette (Sam) Harpest of  DeGraff; a son, Donald (Lydia) Herndon of Texas; 10 grandchildren, Bryan (Tracie) Persinger, Melissa (Tom) Grigsby, Jason Persinger, Shelley (Chad) Perk, Kerri (Eddie) Hoffmeier, Jenni (Troy) Stratton, Nicholas (Amanda) Herndon, Emily (Jim) Yelton, Holly (Gus) Biederman, and Adam Harpest; 17 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Euanna Herndon; his former wife, Wanda Herndon and her children John, Tom, Julie, Tracey, and Angel; and his beloved dog “Poochie” who was always by his side.


Don was a 1946 graduate of Jackson Center High School.  He worked at Monarch in his early years and was in sales for many years before he retired.  He loved being outdoors, gardening, and tinkering with clocks.


A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in DeGraff, Ohio.


Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in DeGraff.



Donations may be made to:

Wilson Hospice
1083 Farrington Dr., Sidney OH 43229

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