of North Little Rock,
July 19, 1942 - August 27, 2021
Billy (Bill) Edwin Herring, Sr., 79, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on August 27, 2021. He was born July 19, 1942, in Fort Worth, Texas to Meldrum (Jim) Edwin Herring and Mary Lee Manning. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife of 58 years, Doris Ann Herring, his son, Russell Todd Herring, and his siblings, Jim Herring, Corliss Padget, and Danny Herring. He is survived by his son, Billy Herring, Jr., daughter-in-law, Xin Chen, his two grandchildren, Isaac Medearis and Lilian Herring, and his brother Robert (Bob) Herring, as well his dear brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces.Bill had been retired for many years from The Herring Group, a nationally recognized executive placement business he and Doris founded together. He also held vice presidential positions in Target Corporation and Environmental Systems Company. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served for four years, stationed most notably in Thule, Greenland. He attended the University of Houston on the GI Bill, graduating with honors. An avid golfer, tennis player, hunter, and fisherman, Bill was a lifelong fan and supporter of The Arkansas Razorbacks as well as a generous donor to a variety of children's and religious charities. He also played a pretty mean game of Shoot-the-Moon dominoes.He was a loving and generous husband, father and friend and will be missed by all.In lieu of flowers please send donations in Bill's name to The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (alzfdn.org).Graveside service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Morning Star Cemetery in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Reverend Rex Horne officiating.
Our heartfelt condolences. You were great friends and neighbors for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Uncle Bill was an amazing man and I admired him so much. He was smart and funny and generous. When I was struggling as a teenager with faith and religion, he helped guide me without pushing, and I am forever grateful. He leaves a hole in this world and in our lives.
Bill was very successful, but never forgot his roots. He was silly, childish, and totally loveable! If you rode in the car with him, keep your eye on the road because he doesn't. He gets so caught up in conversation, he forgets he is driving! Will miss him. Be with God.
I just meet Bill about three years ago, but in that short time, l had some good conversations with him. When l first meet Bill, he was taking care of Doris, and he told me that she was the love of his life. He made it his mission to give her what she needed. I always admired that. He would tell me stories about him and Doris traveling in the RV and the condo in Florida. He had many stories. He loved talking about playing golf and tennis. He had many stories about his jobs over the years. He was always watching golf and tennis on TV. He was also a big Razorback fan. He loved talking about politics. Bill always had a story to tell. He was also a big joker. There's many things l could say about Bill. Bill was a good man and loved his family. I'll miss him.
So many fond memories of Uncle Bill and Aunt Doris. I was able to enjoy playing golf with Uncle Bill and oh the stories he would tell. He was just a character and always fun to be around. I remember one time when mom and I were in Little Rock to see him and Doris we went out to Red Lobster. There was a very long wait and he simply turned to me and asked me if I was hungry. With Red Lobster being one of my favorite restaurants I told him I was and he simply said watch this. He went and spoke with the hostess, came back, and just winked at me. Within a couple of minutes they were showing us to our table. Turns out he told them mom was a diabetic and her sugar was crashing, to which the first part was true. When we sat down he told me it's all about how you talk to people. I never have forgotten that and never will. Mom wasn't to happy with him but we got those biscuits alot sooner than I thought we would so it didn't bother a bit. I will miss both of them but I know they're up there with all of their siblings and parents having the best time, more than we could ever imagine.
To the Family: As most of you know Brenda and I have spent more time working, boating and traveling with Bill & Doris than most others outside the family. Bill & Doris was there when I needed support. They brought me in the company as family, mentored me, and as you know we not only worked with them but played with them too. They were willing to share anything they had, even the fun toys like a jet-ski with my children. Early on when I was working so hard in "The Herring Group" and Brenda had retired from teaching they were instrumental in developing her interest in Tennis. Though their efforts and still today she enjoys this sport. Boating brought us all together, Bill needed a maintenance guy and I became that for the boats and other toys. We enjoyed many adventures with this team. Working for them was indeed a pleasure. The week in the Florida condo for the Millennium was an unforgettable experience. We will be forever grateful for what these two have done for me and my family.
We have so many good memories of our long time friends Bill and Doris. Bill was my mentor beginning in our early college years and through our business and adult lives. He helped me much in my business with human resources and my relationships with employees. His insight with people was supreme. Bill was like a big brother to me, always patting me on the back and lifting me up. Bill was always close to God and help me to learn more. He helped me become a good Christian. Bill and Doris was always so kind to Suzanne and me. I cannot express enough my love for them.Love, Alan and Suzanne...
My deepest sympathy to Billy and his family.Bill was a good Uncle to my children and will be missed by all.