Matias "Matt" Herrera

Matias “Matt” Herrera, 77, of Merryville, Louisiana passed from this life on Friday July 14, 2017.

Matias was born on May 5, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas, but his mom always said May 4, 1940.  At the age of 18 he went into the Army and retired after 26 years as Staff Sergeant.  He spent 3 tours in Vietnam where he was sprayed with Agent Orange which Contributed to his death.


Matt is survived by his wife Mary Sue; six children:  Micheal Herrera of Pennsylvania; Sylvia Aquirre and husband Ricky of Burleson, Texas; Patrick Herrera and wife Kayla of Temple, Texas; Patricia Torres of San Antonio, Texas; Heather Tolbert of Shreveport, Louisiana; and Josh Tolbert and wife Heidi of Ragley, Louisiana.  He is also survived by two sisters, Lupe Banda and Rachel Zapata, both of San Antonio, Texas; 14 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Anastacio and Francisca Herrera, brothers Joe and Jr. (Ray) Herrera and Great Grandson Talon Phares.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 1:00 PM until the time of service, 3:00 PM at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home. Brother Roger Gill will officiate the service.  Burial will be at Cooper Cemetery in DeRidder at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donate to your charity of choice.

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