Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory announces the funeral services for Roy Herrington, age 81, who passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County serving in the United States Air Force from 1954-1959 and a graduate of Marsh Business School. He was a member and Deacon at the Baxley First Baptist Church and a member of the Fisherman’s Sunday School Class. Mr. Herrington was a member of the Baxley Kiwanis Club; member of the Board of Director’s for Community Bank of Georgia; served five years on the Georgia Department of Transportation Board; a past Director with the Appling County Chamber of Commerce winning the Chamber Award of Excellence in Agriculture and the 1981 Citizen of the year. He was currently serving on the Heart of Georgia/Altamaha TIA Citizens Review panel. He started working at Thompson Farm Supply in 1959 and became owner in 1994. Mr. Herrington was a loving husband, father, papa and a faithful servant of the Lord.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewitt and Marnella McKinzie Herrington and four brothers, David Talmadge Herrington, James Herrington, Colon Herrington and Carroll Herrington.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years Georgia Mims Herrington of Baxley; three children, Tami Murphy and husband Zand, Jeff Herrington and wife Suzanne and Julie Scarborough and husband Danny all of Baxley; six grandchildren, Jared Murphy, Brent Murphy, Jena Lovett, Jami Scarborough, Morgan Herrington and Kyler Herrington; eight great grandchildren; three brothers, Russell Herrington, Johnny Herrington and wife Virginia and Bobby Herrington and wife Jackie all of Baxley; one sister, Eula Mae Butler and husband Bill of Savannah, several nieces, nephews and other family also survive.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. from the Baxley First Baptist Church with Reverend Joe Ferguson, Reverend Robert Wigley and Reverend Rick Brown officiating.
Mr. Herrington will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church.
Interment will follow in the Zoar Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday evening beginning at 6 p.m. at the Baxley First Baptist Church Social Hall.
Active pallbearers will be Jared Murphy, Brent Murphy, Kyler Herrington, Reid Lovett, Lloyd Gunter and Danny Scarborough.
Honorary pallbearers will be all friends and family in attendance.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund at 15 N. Main Street, Baxley, GA 31513 or your charity of choice.
Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Roy Herrington.