The life book of Hercules Carrothers was opened when he was born on February 9, 1939, to David and Lanora Carrothers in Brenham, TX.
He accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age and attended New Hope Baptist Church in Brenham. He received his formal education in Brenham.
He later moved to Houston, where was married and had five children. Hercules worked as a professional roofer, retiring from Spring Branch School District in 2000. While working there, he met and married his wife, Kathy. In 2001, he relocated to Arkansas and later joined Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church.
Early in the morning on February 7, 2020, Heaven had a roll call. Hercules heard his name and he took the master’s hand and he joined the angels’ band.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Billy, Eugene and Delores Carrothers; son, Ivy Todd Carrothers; daughter, Portia Harris; and stepdaughter, Shirley Hancock.
Left to cherish his memories are his devoted wife of 19 years, Kathy Carrothers; son, Jose Carrothers (Karen) of Round Lake, IL; daughter, Syreta Harris; son, Hercules Carrothers Jr., both of Houston; a loving stepdaughter whom he raised as his own, Stacey Sierra of Dallas; stepdaughter, Sandra Harris-Smith of Houston; stepson, Sanford Harris of Houston; grandchildren, in-laws, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, February 13 at Reed Funeral Home.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 14 at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Magnolia, Arkansas.
Burial will follow in West Cemetery in Magnolia under the direction of R.L. Reed Funeral Home, LLC.
Dr. Wendell F. Colen will officiate.