Everett A. “Shep” Herrel died Sunday, July 29, 2007, at Miami Nursing Center in Miami. He was 79.

Mr. Herrel was born Dec. 12, 1927, in Bluejacket to Newton and Ada Anna (Brown) Herrel.

He worked for B.F. Goodrich in Miami and retired after 38 years. After retirement, he worked as a driver for a tour bus company that traveled across the United States and Canada. He was a member of the United Rubberworkers Union. He was a member of Faith Tabernacle Church in Commerce. He was a former member of First Assembly of God Church in Miami where he taught Sunday school and was bus driver with the youth ministry. He also drove for Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College athletic teams.

He married Barbara Creten Timmons on April 8, 1995, in Commerce. She survives of the home.

Additional survivors include one daughter and husband, Shelba and John Walls of Miami; one son, Rudy Herrel of Siloam Springs, Ark.; two stepdaughters and husbands, Terri and Steve Barnes of Miami and Dawn and Jay Victor of Afton; one brother and wife, Elmer “Shorty” and Wilma Herrel of Shelton, Wash.; one sister and husband, Faye and Tom Marler of Pryor, 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and four sisters.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami with pastor Viola Perdue officiating. Burial will be in McClaughlin Cemetery in Cleora.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Timmons, Bradley Forrester, James Forrester, Levi Rowley, Chad Herrel, Chris Herrel and Eric Herrel.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.