Charlie M. Herrington was born in Freer, Texas, on Sept. 1, 1944, and passed away March 26, 2014, at the age of 69.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy Mattiza Herrington; niece LuAnne Golden (Matthew); and nephews Tom Teboe (Brianna) and Tim Teboe.
Charlie grew up in Mirando City, Texas, and attended college at Texas A&I University in Kingsville. After graduation, he entered the Air Force as a 2nd lieutenant and became a weapons radar controller. He spent a wonderful year in Japan during his military service and, for the remainder of his life, cherished those memories and enjoyed everything Japanese. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force as a captain in 1971.
He and Nancy then moved to Marble Falls, where he was employed at the high school as a history/social studies/government/economics teacher and a football/tennis coach. When Meadowlakes Country Club opened in 1975, Charlie was asked to become its tennis pro, a position he held for the rest of his life.
Charlie loved tennis and coaching, sharing his love of the game with so many people, adults and children alike. He was instrumental in helping many Marble Falls students compete at the highest levels of state tennis. He also instilled in his students life lessons and values that would benefit them the rest of their lives.
Charlie loved to deer hunt, and he and Nancy spent many happy hours at their ranch, El Sueno, in deep South Texas. Finding that perfect buck was one of his great pleasures, and there are several beautiful trophies on his walls at home.
Those wishing to make donations as a memorial for Charlie may send checks to Cherokee Home for Children, P.O. Box 295, Cherokee, TX 78632.
A memorial service is 4 p.m. March 28 at the Marble Falls Church of Christ.
Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls, (830) 693-4373. Condolences may be offered to the Herrington family at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com.