Thomas "Tommy" Stanley Herron, age 66, a resident of Columbia, MO, formerly of Beardstown, IL, passed away on January 14, 2018 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO. 

Tom was born the son of Thomas and Delores Herron, in Beardstown, IL, on July 5, 1951. He was a 1969 graduate of Beardstown High School. He worked at Oscar Mayer for several years out of high school and later served in the U.S. Army from 1974 to 1976. He then married Teresa Fry in 1977, with whom he had 2 children. He also worked as a salesman for most of his life, and enjoyed working with people. He loved the outdoors, whether it be camping, skiing, fishing, or taking his family to the water park in the summer. 

Survivors include one daughter, Tessa Herron, of Springfield, MO; one son, T.J. Herron of Columbia, MO; one sister, Tracey Price, of Beardstown, IL; three nieces, Taelor Alexander, Kylie Alexander, and Shayna Price; five grandchildren, Allison Herron, Olivia Herron, Jocelynn Herron, Jack Cates, and Jovi Cates. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Timothy Herron. 

Graveside Memorial Services will be held at 1 PM Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Beardstown City Cemetery. Memorials have been suggested to Beardstown Little League Association. Condolences may be left online at or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.

Thomas "Tommy" Stanley Herron

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