Herbert M. Herther Sr

Born on 12/18/1932

Departed on 02/12/2014

Resided in Caroline County , Virginia

Herbert Matthews Herther Sr., 81, of Caroline County passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Retreat Hospital in Richmond after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Herther was retired Lt. Col. from the U.S. Marine Corps with 23 years of service. He was an F-4 pilot who had received the National Defense Service Medal with one star, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 stars, Air Medal with gold star and the RVN cross of Gallantry with palm and frame. Mr. Herther later retired from the Fredericksburg office of VDOT as district equipment engineer. He was the owner of AA Appliance in Caroline. He was the owner of Sweet Gum Antiques at the Virginia Bazaar and President of the Virginia Bazaar Fellowship Association.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Herther; sons Herbert M. Herther Jr., Eddie Hurd and Frank Sawyer; daughters Stacy Marie Woldie, Becky Burney, Beth Moxley, Jennifer Dixon, Karen Bowman and Diana Walls; 21 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and his loving caregiver, Brenda Griner.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at noon in Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Bazaar Fellowship Association.

24 thoughts on Herbert M. Herther Sr

  1. Herb Herther Jr. on said:

    Dad you are my hero and will miss you forever! You were always there to help out of jamb. I’m so proud of you and love you!

  2. Carrie Jackson, David Carpenter, Hailey & Laylah on said:

    Papaw thank you for all you ever did for me and we love and miss you so very much.

  3. Charles & Judi Moore on said:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Herb will be missed by all.

  4. Tom Lee on said:

    Herb, Thanks for giving me the the opportunity to work with you at VDOT. It was always a good day there getting work done and listening to you stories. Much respect. My prayers are with your family.

  5. Stacy Herther Woldie on said:

    On February 12, 2014, I lost my father whom I love so dearly. I mourn for him, yet celebrate the life he lived, the people he touched, and the promise of Eternal Life through our Lord and Savior.

  6. Joyce Mills Wright on said:

    Jane, We are so sorry to hear of Herb’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. Herb was a wonderful person and we always enjoyed seeing and chatting with the both of you.
    Richard and Joyce Wright

  7. Becky & Bob Burney on said:

    Dad I love you so much! You are not only a national hero but you are my hero! You never spoke an unkind word about another, and I hope that I can be half as much as a good person as you. I will miss you Daddy!

  8. Gary and Dustee Stone on said:

    Sure gonna miss you Herb. We will see you again under better circumstances. Jane…..big, big hug as always. Dustee and I love you very much.

  9. Bob Wark on said:

    My thoughts and Prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  10. DARIN CANNON on said:


  11. Harry (Doc) Rollings on said:

    Semper Fi…Hero Herb

  12. Benjamin Burney on said:

    I miss you Grandpa! You were an awesome Papaw!

  13. Beth Moxley on said:

    I love you Dad and I will miss you so much. Just calling you up and talking made me feel safe, loved, and you always made me smile. I’ll see you again Dad.

  14. Jenny Herther-Dixon on said:

    You were my ROCK, my Daddy, my friend, my conscience! I love you with all my heart and still talk to you today. I’m blessed and honored to be your daughter!!

  15. Pat Holloway on said:

    Jane, I am sorry to hear of Herb’s passing. I know that he was not well when Robert came and bought a washer from him. Robert passed away on 10/1/13. I pray that you and the family find peace in the memories that you hold hear. If you need anything, please call me 540-907-1227.

  16. Fred and Carolyn Coutts on said:

    Janie and Family We are so sorry for your loss. Herb was a great guy. Fred enjoyed his card games and all of the talks at the Virginia Bazaar. We did have a great time. We will miss his opinions and happy thoughts. If there is anything we can do to help you, please call us.

  17. Fred and Carolyn Coutts on said:

    PS We are sorry that we did not make it to the services but know that our thoughts were with you and yours.

  18. Holly Kiser on said:

    I will never forget the wisdom you had, our conversations, and your deep monotoned voice hearing you sing Johnny Cash. He will always remind me of you. Thank you for blessing my life with your presence and wisdom. To Jane, I love you and I will always be here for you no matter what. With love – Holly and Brendan

  19. Larry & Anna Rothgeb on said:

    Thoughts and prays to the family.

  20. Larry & Anna Rothgeb on said:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Herb was a great Man.

  21. Wendi and Paul on said:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dr. Paul D. Kuster and Wendi

  22. Carol Herther on said:

    Praise the Lord our God for the beautiful gift of you Dad.. Your memory and his gift lives on and on…. Rest now in His arms!

  23. Kevin Taylor on said:

    Herb, I miss you and cannot wait to see you with our Lord.

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