David C. "Dave" Herring Sr., 84, of La Grange, peacefully passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015.
Dave was born December 28, 1930 in Lenoir County to the late Edward M. "Ed" Herring and Florence Wood Herring. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of fifty four years, Betty Rose Sutton Herring, on January 28, 2012. Dave proudly served his country in the United States Army and graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Agronomy. Dave loved the land and the life of the farmer. He served many years with the Lenoir County Soil & Water Conservation Board. A man of great faith, Dave was an active and devoted member of La Grange Christian Church. He served his Lord and church as an Elder, Sunday School teacher, choir member and trustee. A true southern gentleman, Dave enjoyed following Wolfpack athletics, crossword puzzles and could be quite the jokester.
A service to celebrate and honor Dave’s life will be held Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. from Rouse Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald Stacy officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Dave is survived by two children, David C. Herring Jr. and wife, Pam of La Grange and Ann Frances Herring Coronado and husband, Jeff of New Bern; two grandchildren, Lauran Herring Smith and husband, Jason and David Christopher Herring and fiancé, Danielle Varnell; three sisters-in-law, Martha Hardy, Mary Hardy and Joann Outlaw, along with his brother Edward’s wife, Audrey Herring . Dave was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward M. Herring Jr. and DeWood Herring.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home of David and Pam Herring, 4338 Frink School Road, La Grange. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Memorials may be made to La Grange Christian Church CMF, P.O. Box 442, La Grange, NC 28551. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.