Leigh Herring

January 4, 1981December 30, 2020

Leigh C. Herring, 39, of Peoria, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in Peoria.

He was born January 4, 1981 in Peoria, IL to Robert and Diana (Elwood) Herring. He married Cassandra Tyler on March 24, 2007. He later married Michelle Sydnor on May 14, 2016 in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Diana (Don) Dailey of Peoria; four children, Bradley, Janessa, Morena and Christian Herring; a twin brother, Eric (Allison Meinders) Herring of Peoria, brothers, Sherrell Stinson, and Shaun Washington and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, and maternal grandparents, John and Margie Elwood.

Leigh served in the U.S. Army during operation Enduring Freedom and received a Purple Heart during his service. After his service, he worked for Caterpillar Inc in Mossville and then worked as a security guard with G4S Secure Solutions at Caterpillar downtown offices. He enjoyed working on cars, electronics, riding his motorcycle, going to the gun range and spending time with family.

Cremation will be accorded a graveside service will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, January 11, 2020 at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria. Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. Online condolences can be submitted to


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Becky Wright

January 6, 2021

PRAYING For Family His Beautiful Mom Brother Eric CHILDREN πŸ™ 😒 Lee You Are Are True Hero Thhe Best Son Brother Father Friend Who Will Be Truly Missed You Hevan Has Gained A Beautiful Angel Love Becky And Larry Wright

Gail Johnston

January 6, 2021

Leigh you will be forever missed and are loved by so many. You were taken away to early and so unfairly but know that you will always live in our memories . As we try to let you go just know you will live in our hearts forever. Don't get into to much trouble with your Dad and Uncle Rick. Aunt Gail

Tom and Carla Hogan

January 5, 2021

Eric and family, We pray for God's comfort for you now and always!! πŸ™β€πŸ™
Love, Tom and Carla Hogan

Cari Clark

January 5, 2021

Love you always cuz you will be missed deeply

Troy Herring

January 5, 2021

Where could I possibly begin? All those nights we spent playing army in the woods behind the house, fist fighting, riding that dirtbike you had and of course tormenting Eric. I cant count the times we sat in the driveway or the basement just laughing and enjoying life as kids!!! Until I see you again rest easy cousin

Tammy Welcome

January 5, 2021

You are so loved by all of us. You will be missed daily. I love you Leigh❀

Allison Herring

January 5, 2021

We love you !! And miss you so much