Joel R. Herrelson


Memorial service for Joel R. (PawPaw) Herrelson will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Longview.

Joel was born May 23, 1946 and passed away December 7, 2017 at the age of 71.

Joel enjoyed spending time with family, fishing, shopping estate sales and researching and reading about history.

Joel served in the Texas Army National Guard from 1965 until 1971. He followed his father into the oil and gas industry, beginning in 1964. Along the way he worked for The Western Company and BJ Services, before retiring from FracTech in 2010.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Ora and Carrie Herrelson.

He is survived by the love of his life and best friend, Betty, his wife of 51 years; his daughter Joeli and son-in-law Chris Moorman; his son Ryan and daughter-in-law Melinda Herrelson: his five grandchildren, Jacob, Hannah, Kenlee, Kason and Blair Herrelson, and his great-granddaughter, Hope Villareal.

His family would appreciate donations in his name to your favorite charity.