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William ‘Bill’ Norman Herring

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William “Bill” Norman Herring, 87, died Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at his home. Born March 16, 1933 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Donnie Daniel and Curlie Soles Herring.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Don Herring; and one brother, Bobby Herring.

He attended Westside Baptist Church in Titusville, Fla., where he served as deacon and was a member of Tabor City Baptist Church, a Master Mason in Les Cheneaux lodge 590 and the past president of the Tabor City Lions Club.

Mr. Bill retired from the United States Air Force after 26 years of service to our country. During his service in the Air Force, Mr. Bill served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars and his military career carried him to Okinawa, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Spain and North Africa. After his military career, he retired as superintendent of Juvenile Detention Center in Florida and then retired from Southeastern Mental Health after 10 years. He also volunteered with CFAC.

His favorite place to go in Tabor City was Burger King. He made many friends there. Mr. Bill’s compassion was shown through his enjoyment in helping others.    

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His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2 with Masonic rites and military honors in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the chapel. The service will be livestreamed on Inman Ward Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Carolyn Duncan Herring of the home; two sons, Barry Herring and his wife, Angela, of Chadbourn and Reggie Herring and his wife, Lisa, of Denver, Colo.; three daughters, Deborah Kirk and her husband, Robert “Bob,” of New Hampshire, Robin Herring of Tabor City and Laura Waldron and her husband, Ethan, of Titusville, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Leigh Ann Herring of Truro, Nova Scotia; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and executive order by the governor the attendance will be limited. We ask that you sign the guest register that is available at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Hospice, 30 McNeil Plaza, Whiteville, N.C. 28472.

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