Christopher Sere Herrick

Born: Tue., Oct. 10, 1944
Died: Wed., Apr. 22, 2015


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 26, 2015
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Apr. 26, 2015
Location: McCommons Chapel

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Christopher Sere Herrick

Christopher Sere “Chris” Herrick, of Eatonton, GA, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the age of 70. Chris was born in Columbia, SC on October 10, 1944, to Clinton Seymour Herrick and Clara Sere Herrick.  He graduated from St. Pius Catholic High School in Atlanta and attended Georgia State University.  He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force.  On June 20, 1970, he married the former Gloria Methvin, his wife of 44 years.  He enjoyed a long and successful career with Southern Bell retiring after thirty-two years.  He also worked for Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Inc. in Macon, GA as the Occupational Safety Engineer, where he was working at the time of his death.  After moving to Eatonton, GA from Norcross, GA, in 2000, Chris became a member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church.  Among his many interests, Chris liked building and working with his hands.  Over the years he served his community as Scout Master, Band Booster Member at Meadowcreek High School and Safety Officer at work.   He had a great personality and enjoyed telling jokes.  He was dearly loved and will be missed by so many.

In addition to his wife Gloria Herrick of Eatonton, GA, he is survived by his sons, Kevin Herrick (Zach) of Smyrna, GA, Michael Herrick (Barbara) of Sugar Hill, GA and Todd Herrick (Beth) of Lawrenceville, GA; brothers, Clinton Herrick of Portland, Me and Ross Herrick of Pleasant Valley, NY; grandchildren, Kyla Herrick and Gracie Herrick; other relatives and many, many friends; his beloved dog, Nikki; cat, Sunny; and also his grand dogs, Cami, Chandler, and Payton.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, at McCommons Chapel, in Greensboro with Father Brendon Doyle officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home.  The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA  30605. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Milly and Doug Eggebrecht
   Posted Thu April 23, 2015
Kevin !
We were so saddened to hear about the loss of Your Father. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you, your Mother, Brothers and Families!

Tom Driver
   Posted Thu April 23, 2015
Gloria, Kevin, Michael, and Todd:
Chris and I worked together at GEC for over 11 years. Chris was a valued friend and co-worker. He was instrumental in making GEC what it is today and led us in many directions that I never thought possible. He was always the first to work, and never had anything but a smile on his face. He was a very humble but strong leader at GEC. His positive attitude, hard work ethic, and loyalty to GEC will be severely missed. My prayer for you is that the Peace of God, which does pass all understanding, will engulf your family during this time. I pray for nothing but great memories and that you can feel his presence and continued influence on your life. Chris was a great man, and his love for family was evident in all that he did.

Vicki Pinson
   Posted Fri April 24, 2015
I do not know exactly what to say at this time. I have MANY fond, happy memories I spent with Chris on our Meadowcreek Band trips. I still hear his crazy laugh and remember his big smile! Chris thought the world of his sons and Gloria. He will be missed but is in a much better place.
Love you all,
Vicki Pinson

Aaron Elya on behalf of the Meadowcreek High School Band Alumni Association
   Posted Fri April 24, 2015
Chris Herrick was an incredibly dedicated band parent, through and through. He was at every football game, every festival, every trip, and every concert... helping load and unload equipment, and helping out wherever he was needed... which, in large part, is a pretty thankless job. He was very much a "behind the scenes" kind of band parent... and a lot of our success is due to selfless people like him. He was extremely loved and will be sorely missed by all the lives he touched.

jerome stevenson jr
   Posted Fri April 24, 2015
Thanks for your many years of service, friendship, and willingness to help our company and community. May Blessings and Comfort to your family.

Pete & Louise Conlin
   Posted Fri April 24, 2015
Gloria, Kevin, Michael and Todd....
We are deeply saddened by Chris' loss and extend our deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. Chris was loved by everyone and will be missed by us all. He was a special person, always lending a helping hand, a devoted husband and father and just a fine Christian man. We have so many years of wonderful memories of times spent with you all..... May the love, memories and values he instilled in you help sustain you during the coming days. May he rest in peace.

   Posted Fri April 24, 2015

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Performance Auto Collision.

We are deeply saddened by your loss, please except our condolences in this time of mourning. From everyone here at Performance Auto Collision

Donald and Kaye Cash
   Posted Fri April 24, 2015
Gloria and Family
We were so very sorry to hear of your loss! We always enjoyed the time we spent at the lake with you guys. We wish you all the comfort of sweet memories and and peace in knowing that he is with our Lord, free from the "chains" of the earthly life we live. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love you!

Jordan Romero
   Posted Sat April 25, 2015
I am truly sorry for your loss. I know words do little at a time like this, but I just wanted to share a few promises, from the Bible, that have always given me hope when coping with the loss of a loved one. May these words bring you a measure of comfort and assure you of God's unmatched love. Job 14:14,15; Isaiah 25:8,9; Revelation 21:3-5

Roger Petersen
   Posted Sat April 25, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of Chris' passing and would like to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the love of your family and friends help see you through this time of grief.

   Posted Sat April 25, 2015
I love you all so much and am thinking of you and I know at this time that there are no words for the heart break. I am praying for your healing and comfort and that God surrounds you with his healing hands during this time.

Pam Greene
   Posted Sat April 25, 2015
I am very sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

Charles Barth
   Posted Tue April 28, 2015
I know none of the readers will have on idea whom I am, but I have worked with Chris for about 6 years with Winter Environmental at Georgia Power Plant Scherer . I am so sadden to learned of his passing this morning and wanted to express my sympathy to his family and friends. He always had a smile, worked hard, love his family and was simply to be fun around. I know words will ever fill the void but I hope some of these thoughts might let you know Chris was a great guy and very respected.