February 8, 2022, 63, Bucklesberry –
James Edward Herring has sown his final crop to reap his eternal reward. He peacefully passed away February 8, 2022.
James was born in Lenoir County to the late Arthur Jack and Nina Mae Herring on February 5, 1959. The son of a farmer, the earth was in his blood. James lived and breathed for the plant and harvest. Jack and Nina Mae set an example for hard work and a strong work ethic from the very beginning. James and his sister Cathy knew the value of a day’s labor early on.
Family and farming remained priorities throughout James’s life. With nearly 39 years of marriage and a total of 43 years together, it couldn’t be argued that James found his soul-mate and best friend in Irene. The two raised their children and built a life they loved. Some of their favorite times together were spent in Oriental with fishing poles in hand. While Jackie and Andrew were his pride and joy, his “Sweet Pea”, Madilyn, was the apple of his eye. There was no one in the world like Madi’s Pa.
The Bull Town Hunting Club held a dear place in James’s heart. He and a fellow member, Danny Lee, made it their mission to raise their sons in the club, where they could keep them close by. Just like their fathers, both boys have stepped into leading roles in their dad’s footsteps. A good day for James included running the dogs on a hunt or dropping a line to pull in the trout.
An integral member of the Bucklesberry community, James was a lifelong member of White Oak Grove OFWB Church and participated in the church softball league. Those in his circle knew James had a talent for grilling. Barbecue chicken, barbecue pork, and hamburgers were some of his best dishes. Even outside of the neighborhood, James never met a stranger. He had a heart for others and would help anyone, no matter the situation.
A service of love and remembrance will be held Friday, February 11, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in La Grange. Family will receive friends for a time of visitation at Rouse Funeral Home on Thursday, February 10, 2022, from 5-7 p.m.
James is survived by his wife, Irene Davis Herring; two children, Jackie Herring (Chris Johnson) and Andrew Herring (Harley Herring); granddaughter, Madilyn Herring; sister, Cathy Herring; close family friend, Anne Lee; as well as many uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews he loved dearly.
In addition to flowers, contributions in James’s memory may be made to The Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice, 920 Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.