Curtis Eldridge Herring

June 13, 1907July 8, 2013

Curtis E. Herring passed away peacefully in Williamsburg, Virginia on July 8, 2013 at the age of 106. He was born in Headland, Alabama in 1907. He lived and worked in Cleveland, Ohio as a salesman for McKesson and Robbins for over 30 years, and then enjoyed a long retirement in Florida, North Carolina, and finally, Williamsburg, Virginia. He was preceded in death by two sons, Ronnie and Curtis Colin, and by Mildred, his wife of 74 years. He is survived by his twins, Pamela Nault of Hampton and Dr. Kent Herring of Williamsburg; a daughter-in-law, Alice Herring, and son-in-law, Lt. Col. Charles Nault (Ret.). He will also be greatly missed by his only grandson, Col. Curtis McGiffin and wife, Laura, and his only great-grandson, Matthew McGiffin, and several nieces and nephews. He was a wonderful person, well-loved and respected. At his 106th birthday party, he summed it up with “I’ve had a wonderful life!” Online condolences may be expressed at


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July 30, 2013

I've always felt privileged to have had such a remarkable man as a friend. He was an inspiration and always happy to see me with Jackie and my family.
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Jeff Downing

July 15, 2013

Please accept our condolences in the loss of Mr. Herring. His life and love will continue in your memories.

Pat and John Van Dyke

Janelle and Bob Proctor

July 12, 2013

Although I never met Mr. Herring, I felt I knew him from Kent and Alice. He leaves a wonderful legacy behind. I am sure that his family was a great source of pride and joy. Cheers to a fine gentleman, a great man, and a loving father.

Kim Parker

July 12, 2013

Mr. Herring brings a smile to my face everytime a story is shared about him or when I interacted with him at Chambrel. What an inspiration he is to us 105 year olds and youger. It was an honor to have met you Curtis!

Kim Parker (fromer Sales & Marketing Director of Chambrel)

Ben H. Downing

July 12, 2013

My deepest condolences to a wonderful man and a true gentleman who was a great friend to my Mother,Jackie Casto,as well as my entire family.

July 11, 2013

Kent and Alice, I was saddened to hear of the passing of Kent's Dad. 106...what a long and amazing life but always hard to say goodbye to someone you have loved so much and for so long. Sending prayers, thoughts and love to you and your family.
Diane and Vince Figuenick

July 11, 2013

My comdolences to the family ofCurtis E. Herring, in the passing of your loved one. May the God of comfort be with you. Ps.90:10 Ps.37:10,11,29 with Smypathy, E.L.Mitchell