William H. Herrin
BLACKSHEAR — William Harvey Herrin, 78, of Blackshear, died Thursday evening (Jan. 1, 2015) at Jesup Health and Rehab Center following an extended illness.
Born Aug. 13, 1936, in Jesup, he was a son of the late Titus and Pearl Strickland Herrin. He lived most of his life in Blackshear where he was a well-known mechanic.
He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy, and had also been a Georgia Department of Transportation Shop supervisor in Forest Park and worked with the Georgia State Corrections in Waycross. He was also a minister with the United Pentecostal Church and was a member of Truth Tabernacle in Blackshear.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Becky Wright, a son-in-law, Randy Lowry, three sisters, June Collazo, Birdie Mercer, and Eva Mae Tyre, and a brother, Milton Herrin.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Herrin, of Blackshear; three daughters, Tina Bridges (husband, the Rev. Greg), of Rome, Kim Maxwell (husband, David), of Blackshear, and Pam Lowry, of Blackshear; a son, Timmy (wife, Angie) Herrin; seven grandchildren, Ben Bridges (wife, Chelsie), of Rome, James Wright, of Canton, Racheal Ledesma, of North Carolina, Jerry Maxwell, of Blackshear, David Maxwell Jr. (wife, April), of Manor, Harley Herrin, of Waycross, and Haeley Sharpe, of Valdosta; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three brothers, Winton “Pogie” Herrin (wife, Linda), of Blackshear, Lavone Herrin (wife, Janice), of Blackshear, and Leon Herrin (wife, Martha), of Waycross; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Calvary United Pentecostal Church in Waycross.
Burial will follow in New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in Wayne County.
The family will receive friends Sunday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.