Robert Joe Herring, 72, of Monticello, passed from this life on July 15, 2014, at his residence in Monticello. Services were held on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Carmel Baptist Church. Burial followed in Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Phil Hemby and Bro. Robert Dunn officiated the services. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Herring was born on February 14, 1942, in Columbia to Robert S. and Dorothy Wilson Herring. He was a member of Carmel Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam War. He was a retired master diesel mechanic. He was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert S. and Dorothy Wilson Herring; brother, Kenneth Herring; and sons, Michael Hill and Gerald Hill.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gloria Simon Herring; sons, Robert S. Herring and wife Laurie of Baker, La., James Kenneth Herring and wife Desire of Baton Rogue, La., and William Ray Herring of Winchester, Va.; daughters, Maureen Hill Israel and husband Danny of Paragould, Ark., Cheryl Hill Buchanan and husband David of Pride, La., and Jeanne Chantell Herring Whitaker and husband Jason of Woodville; sisters, Sandra Langston, Robin Shoemaker and Michelle Montague; 20 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.