Bennie Frank Herring, Sr.

October 11, 1928 - October 10, 2023
Bennie Frank Herring, Sr.

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Bennie Frank Herring, Sr. age 94 of Wilmington, NC left this earthly life for his eternal rest on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on October 11, 1928 in Pender County; to the late Nathan Bordeaux Herring and Mamie Taylor Herring. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas Edward, Nathan (N.B.), Bruce, Johnny, Donald Ray, sister Doris May, stepmother Lucille Herring.

Mr. Herring served honorably in the Coast Guard, honorably discharged in 1952 and went on to work with Carolina Power & Light Co. retiring after 36 years in 1988.
Mr. Herring was a member of Wrightsboro Baptist Church and was active in the Nick Mintz Sunday School Class at Wrightsboro. He served on the Bus Committee, the Security Team and parking for the Living Cross.

He was also a member of the Cape Fear Optimist Club, the American Legion Post 10 and a member of the Commercial Fishing Man. Bennie enjoyed golfing, bird hunting, fishing and gardening.

Left to cherish his memories is his loving wife Martha Louise Keith Herring, his best friend for 71 years. He was the proud father of Bennie Frank Jr. (Sonya) and Clark Darryl Sr. (Bambi) and grandpapa to Clark Darryl Jr. (Jessica). Bennie is also survived by one stepbrother, David Millard. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.

His funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm Friday October 13, 2023 at Wrightsboro Baptist Church with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial will follow at 12:00 noon on Saturday October 14, 2023 at Greenlawn Memorial Park with Military Honors.

Pallbearers will be Brad Payloe, Cole Korostynski, Scott Ludlum, Darryl Herring, Chris Lienhop and Kevin Barnhill.

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  • October 17, 2023
    Sue Stott says:
    Thinking of you all and sending prayers of comfort. Ron and Sue Stott

  • October 14, 2023
    JUANITA BLOCK lit a candle:
    Lit since October 14, 2023 at 10:22:55 PM

  • October 13, 2023
    Bruce and Billie Henderson says:
    Mr. Bennie sure will be missed as a big part of one of the original neighbors on Chadwick Avenue. We will miss chatting with him as he walked down the street and would stop on our porch to sit and chat awhile about anything and everything! He will be greatly missed.

  • October 13, 2023
    Lynda Barham says:
    Mr. Bennie was one of the first people I met when I moved to Wilmington and started attending Wrightsboro Baptist Church as a teenager. He always greeted everyone with a smile and a wink and possibly a piece of candy. “Soar High on that Mountain” Mr. Bennie for your work on earth is done!!! To the family: May God give you peace and comfort during these days ahead.

  • October 13, 2023
    Craddock Gary says:
    For the short time I had known Mr. Bennie he sure made a lasting impression. I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to share the same air this man breathed. Rest in peace