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Billy D. Herring

December 3, 71, Mount Olive

Billy Douglas Herring, 71, 339 Tram Rd.,left his earthly life to live forever with Jesus Sunday morning, December 3, 2017 at home.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 6, at 11 a.m. at Brock’s Chapel Church with burial following at the Pate Cemetery. Visitation will be at Tyndall Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 5, from 6 until 9 p.m., and at other times at the home. Flowers are welcome, or memorial gifts may be made to Brock’s Chapel Church, c/o Lynwood Herring,
519 Tram Rd., Mount Olive, NC 28365.

Billy was a long time member of Brock’s Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church where he was on the board of trustees, was a deacon, a Sunday school teacher, and choir director, and had served in many other capacities through the years. He had been a volunteer fireman with Oak Wolfe Fire Department in years past and had just recently stepped down from serving on its board of directors. He had served for six years in the North Carolina Army National Guard. In 1970, he established Herring Plumbing and Heating which later became Herring Heating and Air, which he and his wife continued to operate until their retirement in 2006, and which is now operated by his son.

He enjoyed fishing, traveling, classic cars, and having a good laugh. He was “carried away” with his grandchildren and great-grandkids, loved his family immensely, and was dedicated to his church and serving the Lord, always taking every opportunity to tell of God’s greatness and saving grace.

Billy is survived by his wife of nearly 51 years, Glenda Whaley Herring, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda H. and David Cooke of Warsaw; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Julia Taylor Herring of Kenansville; six grandchildren, Justin Cooke, Haley Cooke, Dana Herring Turnage and husband, Michael, Amberly Herring, Holly Horne, and Maxton Herring; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Ethan Turnage; a brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. James Earl and Doris W. Herring of Mount Olive; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Sandra H. Harrell of Mount Olive, Carolyn H. and Ray Bell of Mount Olive, and Bonnie H. and Doug Lambert of Faison; another sister-in-law, Linda Kaye K. Herring of Mount Olive; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Buster and Carol J.Whaley of Mount Olive; brother-in-law, Gerald Holland of Rocky Mount; and much extended family to include nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Hazel Brock Herring; two sisters,Vonda Lee H. Grady and Betty Gray H. Summerlin; and a brother, Donald Ray Herring.

A Tyndall Service.

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