He was born November 21, 1936 in St. Joseph Settlement in Proctor, W.Va., the fourteenth child of the late Albert and Bernetta Herrick; and a Catholic by faith.
Tom was a retired 41 year employee of the former Consolidated Aluminum, where he was an operator and millwright during his employment. He was an avid sports fan; and thoroughly enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports. He enjoyed volunteering in various church activities, especially the annual Lenten Fish Fries.
He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Tom was also a member of Knights of Columbus; and Moose Lodge 931.
In addition to his parents, Tom was also preceded in death by two sisters, Buelah Herrick Estep and Lucille Herrick; and five brothers, Edwin Herrick, John Herrick, Andrew Herrick, Martin Herrick and Eugene Herrick.
Surviving are four daughters, Lu Ann Stewart (Sam) of Venetia, Pa., Deborah Pell (Don) of Bethlehem, W.Va., Pamela Brill (Ron) and Barbara Blain (Jeremy) of New Martinsville; three sons, Roderick Herrick (Rene) of League City, Texas, Thomas Herrick (Debra) and Brian Herrick (Bridget) of New Martinsville; four sisters, Helena Herrick Baxter (Joseph) of New Martinsville, Rose Herrick Goddard of Proctor, W.Va., Virginia Herrick Novel of Moundsville, W.Va. and Callista Herrick Habig (Chuck) of Woodsfield, Ohio; two brothers, Clem Herrick (Betty) of Proctor, and Albert Herrick of New Martinsville; two sisters-in-law, Eloise Herrick and Polly Herrick of New Martinsville, 16 grandchildren; his special friend, Carol Moore of New Martinsville; several nieces and nephews; and his special canine friend, “Kelly.”
Friends will be received on Friday, September 21, 2007 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Jarvis Funeral Home, 1224 South Bridge Street in New Martinsville, where a Rosary devotion will be held 7 p.m. on Friday evening.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in New Martinsville.
Interment to follow in Northview Cemetery directly after mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, c/o Raphael Committee, 21 Rosary Road, New Martinsville, WV 26155 or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245.
Expression of sympathy may be made online at www.jarvisfuneralhomes.com.u