Carroll D. Herring, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died on Friday, March 29, 2013. He was born on June 14, 1941, the son of the late McKinley and Lillie Herring. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Myrvin Herring; a sister, Gladys Puckett; brothers-in-law, Homer Shiftlett and Paul Fontenot; a special niece, Janet Tunstall, whom he adored and thought of as the daughter he never had; and his in-laws Carl and Louise Shifflett, who were like second parents to Carroll.
Carroll is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judy S. Herring, who was his high school sweetheart; sons, Todd and his wife, Sherry, and Troy and his wife, Christy, all of Crozet; six adored grandchildren, Karley, Austin, Creed, Jade, Peyton and Casen Herring; his special brother, Kenny and his wife, Gladys, of Afton; three sisters, Estelle Fitzgerald of Stuarts Draft, Arlene Walton of Accokeek, Maryland, and Vernell Shifflett of Crozet; numerous special nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Carroll; two sisters-in-law, Roger Shifflett and his wife, Darlene, and Monty Shifflett and his wife, Joan.
Carroll graduated from Albemarle High School in 1961, a star baseball player. He was employed at Acme Visible Records for 39 years until its closing. He was employed in the Albemarle County Parks and Recreation Department. He looked forward to retirement but enjoyed working with his co-workers, especially his boss, Jeremy Hughes, who he thought of as a third son, Joe Clark and Cody Sheler. Carrroll also helped his son, Todd, in his landscaping business.
Carroll’s passions were working outside and his garden, sharing all of his harvest with friends and neighbors throughout Crozet. But the joy of his life was watching his grandchildren play baseball, as he did years ago coaching his own sons and other children from Crozet.
The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation for the outpouring of love and support they have received. Anyone wishing to make a contribution in Carroll’s name may do so at the Crozet Fire Department, 5652 Three Notch’d Road, Crozet, VA 22932; or the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 188, Crozet, VA 22932. Funeral services were held at Crozet Baptist Church April 2 with the Reverend Sam Kellum officiating. Burial followed at Rockgate Cemetery. Friends may sign the guest register at teaguefuneralhome.com.