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Glenn E. Herron, 96, of Lexington, widower of Christine J. Herron, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. He was born April 3, 1920, in Spearville, Kan., to Joseph Alfonso and Iva Bernice Herron. He grew up on the family farm and with his parents and brother Cecil endured the Great Depression, the “Dust Bowl” days, and hard work on the farm. He graduated from Spearville High School in 1938 and attended Emporia State Teacher’s college. Running out of funds for college, he went to work with Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., before joining the U.S. Army Air Force. While stationed at McDill Field in Tampa, Fla., he met his future brother-in-law, Jack Pulliam, and when at Godman Field journeyed from Ft. Knox to Frankfort and met his future bride, Christine Pulliam. Staff Sergeant Glenn Herron served his country in Europe during World War II with the 387th Bomb Group, 559th bombardment squadron as a powered gun turret specialist on B-26 bombers. After the war, he went to Kentucky and married Christine and raised a family. He worked 34 years at the University of Kentucky in the College of Engineering as a tool and die maker as well as a chemical engineering technician. His work there included machining prototypes and specialized parts for faculty use on engineering research projects. He retired to his home in Lexington, but lost the love of his life in 2002 when Christine died. He is survived by two daughters, Glenda Sohl of Old Saybrook, Conn., and Jo Wallace-Abbie of Plano, Texas (Hall); a son, Darrell Herron (Kym) of Versailles; four grandchildren, Daniel Sohl (Katharine) of Natick, Mass., David Sohl (Heather) of Chicago, Ill., Diana Sohl (Ray), Cranston, Rhode Island, and Bethany Herron of Versailles; three great-grandchildren, Macarthur Glenn Sohl, Arianna Fournier, and Sabrina Fournier; and numerous nieces and nephews in Kentucky and Kansas. He was preceded in death by brother, Cecil Herron (Hazel) of Spearville, Kan. Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Milwards-Southland in Lexington and at the graveside with military honors at the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Larry Pulliam, Steve Pulliam, Bill Huser, Daniel Sohl, David Sohl, and Hall Abbie. (Paid obituary)

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