Paul Everett Herring
Paul Everett Herring
  • November 30, 1932 - July 7, 2017
  • The Villages, Florida

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Paul E. Herring, 84, formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on July 7, 2017, at The Villages Regional Hospital. Paul was born in Valdosta, GA to Louise and Everett Herring. He served 22 years in the U.S. Navy as an aviator, and retired as Commander. During his service, he was stationed in Florida, California, Maryland, Virginia, and Taipei, Taiwan. Upon retirement from the Navy he lived in Greenville, Ohio and owned Roark Furniture stores.

Paul is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Carol (Patton), from Greenville, Ohio. He is also survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Lisa Herring, son David Herring (and Dee Pence), daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Jim MacNaughton, daughter Amy Owens, sister, Nancy Herring, and eight grandchildren: Tyler Herring, Amanda Herring, Alex Herring, Kaitlyn Herring, Justin Owens, Liam MacNaughton, Natalie MacNaughton, and Owen MacNaughton.

Paul was an avid tennis and softball player, as well as a golfer, and thoroughly enjoyed his retirement years in The Villages. He was a much-loved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, known for his stories and his sense of humor, which he never lost.

A committal service with military honors will be held at the Florida National Cemetery at 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513, on July 27th at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society: