The Cherrys were high school sweethearts, married in January 1942 in Muldoon, Texas. They died, just a few hours apart. Their only grandson, Craig Cherry, said their love was the strongest love that he had ever seen.
Although family members are mourning their loss, the couple’s 72-year-old son, David Cherry, is grateful that his mother and father can be together forever.
Leonard Cherry, 95, had been in hospice care only days before his death at the St. Catherine Center in Waco, while Hazel Cherry, 93, who was in good health, moved into The Village at Providence Park, a nursing home, just next door.