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Bill Herring

Bill Herring

William "Bill" Lee Herring Sr., 69, of Keswick, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, after a long battle with heart disease.

Born in Charlottesville on January 28, 1948, he was the son of the late Curtis W. Herring.

Bill was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and devout Christian. A lifelong resident of Central Virginia, Bill graduated from Albemarle High School in 1967 where he lettered in basketball and baseball, and then went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree in Business Finance in 1971 from Virginia Tech University. Bill was the owner and president of Eagle Window Company and an insurance agent for Mutual of Omaha, a deacon at Christ Community Church, and lifelong Virginia Tech Hokie.

Bill was predeceased by his father, Curtis W. Herring and sister, Carolyn Ash.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy D. Herring; his wife of 48 years, Judith "Judy" Duncan Herring; his five children, William Herring, Jr. and his wife, Sue Ann, Kelly E. King and her husband, Rick, Ruth A. DeLong and her husband, John, Joel T. Herring and his wife, Dinah, and Joanna L. Herring; and sister Donna M. Graham. In addition, Bill is survived by seven grandchildren, Luke, Jakson, Lincoln, Lainey, Mya, Caleb, and Hannah; two aunts, Faye Turner and Betty Jean Herring; and one niece, Emma Graham.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2017, at Christ Community Church, 329 Riverside Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902. A private family interment at Monticello Memorial Gardens will follow.

The family will receive friends and family Sunday, August 13, 2017, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Christ Community Church. The family requests any expressions of sympathy and floral donations be sent to Teague Funeral Home, 2260 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

Condolences may be sent to the family through www.teaguefuneralhome.com

Submitted by Sue Critzer Hughes and Sam Clarke.

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08/13/17 01:12 PM #1    

Willie Raines (Teacher And Coach)

Fay and I send our condolences to Judy,his friends and family. I always had great respect for Bill and the things he did. He did not play the sports I coached but I knew him well and Judy was a special student in my class.We have lost one of the "GOOD GUYS" and it saddens me.

08/13/17 05:24 PM #2    

Harold Roberts

So sorry to hear of the loss of Bill.  I remember him as an outstanding athlete and a young man with strong values.  The loss of any of our fellow Patriots is a loss for all of us.

         Harold Roberts Class of '67



08/14/17 05:27 PM #3    

Wayne Thomas

I'm greatly saddened to hear of Bill's passing.  He was my "good buddy" when we played basketball together at AHS.  We on the basketball team could always count on him for his strong ethical values, and for his tough competitiveness and fair play.  We could also count on him as a good and supportive teammate in practice, and to give us a clutch basket when we really needed one in a tight game. He was definitely one of the Good Guys, and a real competitor and sportsman in the best sense of those words.  His passing is a big loss, not only to the basketball team and those who followed us, but to all who knew him. Ginger and I offer our sincere condolences to Judy, and to the rest of Bill's family.   

08/15/17 10:14 AM #4    

Barry Layman


Judy, Bill was one of my best freinds in high school.  I even saw you both up at Virginia Tech when we were there. I talked to Bill a couple of times a few years ago after he had run into my sister at Jack and Jill.  One of my biggest short commings as a human being is not keeping in touch with my freinds from high school.  They meant so much to me and they still mean a lot to me.  My favorite memory of Bill was during our senior year at Albemarle and we were playing Orange High School in Orange.   It seems we always struggled with Orange in baseball especially at Orange.  This was our last game we would ever play at Orange and we were ahead going into the bottom of the last inning.  There were two outs and the next batter hit a long fly ball to left center and Bill and I both went for the ball.  I got there first and called for the ball.  Bill had a longer run from center field but he called the ball so I stopped to get out of his way.  The ball hit his glove and bounced away.  The runner made it to second and before you know it Orange had rallied and won the game.  Bill was really upset after the game.  He was always so intense and tried his best.  I never talked him about this since spring of 1967.  I remember this incident as a fun memory and I wanted to relive this moment with him at our upcoming reunion.  I loved the way Bill played baseball.  He had one of the best arms I ever saw in high scool and he was a lot faster than I was.  I always envied the relatioinship that I saw Bill and his Dad had when he came to our babeball games.  Having talked to Bill a few years ago I know that he was a dedicated Christian and that he is in heaven right now.   Good bye old friend.  Until later.




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