Rev. Joe Herron, 73, of Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning, August 29, 2012 at his home after an extended illness.
He was born in Kingsport, TN, on Sep. 23, 1938, was a lifelong resident of the Bloomingdale community and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Joe pastored Emmanuel Baptist Church for over 25 years. He was currently a member at Homeland Baptist Church.
His parents, Jay and Lassie Herron, preceded him in death.
Joe is survived by his wife of 53 years, Toby Herron, Kingsport, TN; one son, Jeff Herron and wife Michelle, Kingsport, TN; three grandchildren, Ashley Blankenbeckler and husband Adam, Rebekah Davis and husband Matt, and Jason Herron and wife Tori; one brother, Tommy Herron and wife Josephine, Kingsport, TN; and one sister, Janie Carter and husband Bill, Gate City, VA.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, August 31, 2012, at Homeland Baptist Church.
Services will follow at 7 p.m. with Evangelist David Harrison and Pastor J. W. Depew officiating. Pallbearers will be Ken Denny, Jr. Crawford, Joey Clay, Willie Hamilton, Matt Davis, and Bradley Vaughn.
Memorials may be made to Homeland Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 3430, Kingsport, TN 37664.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is in charge.