Harold Dean Cherrington, Jr.


Harold Dean Cherrington Jr. passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 6, 2014 in Lockhart, Texas. He was 58.

Dean was born on July 15, 1955 in Raymondville, Texas. He grew up and attended school in Harlingen, Texas. The youngest of three siblings, he enjoyed the normal youthful activities of the day, but maintained a love for fishing throughout his life.

He moved to the Luling-Loc

khart area in the late 70″s and married Alice Harper in 1980. Two daughters were born from that union; Christina in 1981 and Deonia in 1984.

Though proficient in a number of occupational pursuits, Dean”s expertise was as a barbeque pit-master. He was employed by the premier barbeque restaurants in Lockhart and gave generously of his time to volunteer efforts for the local VFW and Luling Watermelon Thump, just to name a few.

Dean was a kind-hearted man who loved the Lord and family. He will be dearly missed. His family wants to extend their heartfelt gratitude to those who bestowed their care and friendship to Dean.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Dean Cherrington and Dorothy Cherrington Summa, and oldest brother, Wesley Dean Cherrington.

Dean is survived by daughters, Christina Cherrington and Deonia Cherrington and husband Anthony Ballou; brother Ricky D. Cherrington and wife, Janet; sister, Rebecca Cherrington and husband, Donald Smith; seven grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

A memorial will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Lockhart Church of Christ, 317 South Blanco St., Lockhart, Texas 78644. The family appreciates any fond memories you may care to share.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests donations in Dean”s memory be made to the Lockhart Church of Christ or your favorite charity.



  1. Michelle Christensen 20 January, 2014 at 15:10 Reply

    I have many fond childhood memories being with my cousin, Dean, on our grandparents farm up in Lyford during the summers. Since Dean and I, my sister, Cindy , and cousin Anne were about the same age; we all played together chasing pigs, running around in grandpa’s grain silo and gathering the eggs from the chicken house. They are great memories for me with Dean. He will be greatly missed till we meet again in heaven.

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