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Billy Howard Herndon

November 26, 1942 — June 20, 2023

Bradford, TN

Billy Howard Herndon was born on November 26, 1942, as the only child of the late J.B. Herndon and mother, Bertha Hickman-Herndon. He passed away on June 20, 2023, at his home where he was surrounded by his family, at the age of 80.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dean Herndon; one daughter, Carla Herndon-Hurst; one grandson, Ryan Hurst, and Joshua Hurst, who he considered to be a grandson; and an extensive family of spiritual brothers and sisters, many beloved friends, family members, and co-workers.

Billy was born at home in the Idlewild community, where he remained all his life, caring for his family and the property that was passed down to him from his family 150 years earlier.

With the birth of his daughter, Billy focused on providing stability for his family. He began a lifelong study of the Bible in 1969 and was baptized as one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1972, serving faithfully for years until the end of his life.

He began work at Foamex in 1969 and continued there for 35 years, providing for his family, and gathering many friends along the way. After retirement, he worked at Co-op where he was affectionately called “Billy Tank” because of the tanker equipment he drove. He was a humble man who gained the respect of all who knew him.

His grandson, Ryan, was so precious to him. Billy spent many hours helping him appreciate the beauty of nature. Together, they fed the cows, rode the tractor, and topped it off with Billy’s favorite thing, eating ice cream after a hard day’s work.

He truly loved his family, friends, and neighbors and will be deeply missed by all.

Memorial services for Billy Howard Herndon will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday July 9, 2023, at the Humboldt Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with David Gilliland officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 1:30 p.m. until service time.

3 Nicolas Rd.

Humboldt, TN, 38343

 

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Visitation

Sunday, July 9, 2023

1:30pm - 11:00 am (Central time)

Humboldt Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

3 Nicolas Rd, Humboldt, TN 38343

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Memorial Service

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Starts at 2:30 pm (Central time)

Humboldt Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

3 Nicolas Rd, Humboldt, TN 38343

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