WAYCROSS — Mr. Tennessee Oden Herrin, 71 of Waycross, passed away Thursday morning, March 5, 2020, at his residence. Born July 27, 1948in Blackshear, Herrin had lived in Ware County most of his life. He was a 1968 graduate of Blackshear High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Herrin was retired from Ware State Prison where he had taught Auto CAD and denture making. He had made dentures for the last 30 years.
Herrin loved to fish and to hunt and enjoyed vegetable gardening and just tinkering around. His favorite pastime was being with his family, especially his grandchildren, and he was so looking forward to meeting his new grandson, Oden Lewis Carver, due July 20. Herrin was a past president of the Waycross Jaycees and was a Southern Baptist. Herrin was a son of the late Owen and Lois Benton Herrin.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Maryann Futch; and two brothers, Cleveland Herrin and Ronald Herrin. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Caitlynn and Ashton Carver of Atkinson; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth Herrin of Melbourne, Australia, Scott Herrin of Brunswick, and Brandan and Samantha Herrin of Waycross; two grandchildren, Beau Herrin and Chloe Herrin; two brothers, Bill (Beth) Herrin of Americus, Ga., and K.D. (Bobbie) Herrin of Woodbine; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Memorialization will be by cremation. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com. Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.