William Horace Herndon

February 14, 1926May 15, 2018

William Horace Herndon, age 92, passed away May 15, 2018. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Anne Groner Herndon. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Lynne Rike Herndon; daughters, Carole Herndon Anthony (Larry Woodson), Sara Herndon Sacks (Jonathan) and Margaret Herndon Keck; grandchildren, Courtney Taylor (Rob), David Evans, Hannah Gillespie (David) & Justin Keck (Nichole); six great-grandchildren; step-children, Scott P. Lindsey (Beth), Sally Lindsey, Stephany Glenn & Shannon Stutsman (Chris); step-grandchildren, Madeleine Lindsey, Alexander Lindsey, Aaron Crowe, Abby Crowe, Christopher Glenn & Cory Glenn; niece, Patricia Kitchen; nephew, Clarence Stamps, Jr.

William was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an attorney and Claims Superintendent with State Farm Insurance Company and retired after 44 years of service.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 1 pm Friday, May 18, 2018 at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home, 429 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Keck, David Evans, David Gillespie, C.J. Stamps, Rob Taylor & Jonathan Sacks.

Visitation with the family will be from 4-7 pm Thursday, May 17, 2018 and 1 hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, May 18, 2018


William Horace Herndon

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Manny, Joey and Ari Richardson

May 29, 2018

Our dearest Sara and sisters, too,
We are so saddened to hear of the passing of your dear Father, Mr. Herndon, a humble and kind man who I will always remember as a man of quiet strength, also! Such admirable qualities to be found and what a precious father, that I know that he was to you ladies, his daughters! I didn't know he was an Army veteran and we certainly do honor his service as well and forever grateful for that service to our country! Please, pass on our condolences to his wife, even though she doesn't know us, we will keep her in our prayers, as we also will for you Sara, and your lovely sisters! May God comfort you at this time and for always!

Much love and prayers,

Your forever friends in Messiah Jesus,

Joey, Manny and Ariel Richardson

Mark Dillard

May 16, 2018

William, I miss you already my friend. You always brought a kind smile and a keen ear to our family gatherings. I found the breadth of your interests amazing and stand humbled by your quest for knowledge and love of your Tennessee heritage. You lived a great life and I salute you. Rest well
Mark (and Della) Dillard