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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