Samuel Virgil Herring, 69, of Covington, passed away Oct. 5. Mr. Herring was a faithful member of Living Way Worship Center in Covington. He had a desire to reach lost souls and considered it a blessing to be a part of a Care Pastor Ministry. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, riding his bike, playing practical jokes on his friends, traveling to the beach and going out to eat – especially to the Mexican restaurant, and he was an avid sports fan. Mr. Herring loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents,Virgil and Irene (Sanders) Herring; sisters, Geraldine James, Berta McElreath; and brothers, Roy Herring, Edward Herring, Ralph Herring and Bill Herring.
Survivors include his loving wife, Gail Herring of Covington; daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Curtis Hailey of Cartersville, Heather and Clint Adamson of Jackson; sons and daughter-in-law, Scott Herring of Covington, Richard Scott and Shellie Herring of Social Circle; grandchildren, Shianne Witcher, Jake Adamson, Sam Herring, Brittany Hailey, Breana Hailey, Briley Hailey; one great-grandchild; sister and brother-in-law, Sara and John Peters; brothers and sister-in-law Bobby and Kitty Herring, Jerry Herring; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Herring were held Oct. 8 in the chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, with the Rev. Scott Herring and Pastor David Payne officiating, and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. Visit www.caldwellandcowan.com to place online condolences.