Mr. Bernard “Bernie/Nard” Gaines Herring, Sr. 83, of Dothan Alabama passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.
A Mass of Christian Burial were held at 10a.m. Wednesday, December 26th at St. Columba Catholic Church located 2700 West main Street in Dothan, AL, with Reverend Msgr. Patrick Gallagher officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery located at 1700 Barring Road Dothan, AL with McKinnie Funeral Home of Campbellton directing.
Bernard was born on September 4, 1935 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Wesley Gaines, Sr. and Idell Patricia Smith Herring.
He retired from the Navy in 1960 and Stone Container after 36 years.
He was an avid Ham Radio Operator, Deep Sea Fisherman, and an Electrical Engineer.
He leaves to cherish his memories; his loving wife of 57 years Geraldine Daniels Herring of Dothan, Alabama; 3 sons: Bernard Gaines Herring, Jr. (Rosie) of Dothan, Alabama, Martin F. Herring (Beverly) and Eric C. Herring (Sherri) both of Jacksonville, Florida; 2 siblings: Nathaniel Herring of Jacksonville, Florida; Floria Herring Dew (Jay) of Houston, Texas and a host of Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren, other relatives and friends.