Funeral services to honor the life of Mr. Herd will be 2:00 PM Sunday at Golden Creek Baptist Church. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Liberty Mortuary.
Junior Ray Herd, 87, of 151 West Old Pendleton Road, died Thursday at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson. Born in Liberty, he was a son of the late Lillian Herd.
Junior and his wife Faye owned and operated Central Florist for 25 years. Prior to that he retired from Singer in Pickens and also owned his own moving business. He was a former Councilman for the Town of Central for many years, and was also instrumental in organizing the Central Fire Department where he was a former Chief, and the Central Rescue Squad. He was a member of Golden Creek Baptist Church.
Most of all, he loved the Lord, his family, and working from daylight until dark.
Surviving are his loving wife of 60 years, Faye Cannon Herd of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Jeff Cooper of Easley; a grandson, Brandon Cooper; a great granddaughter, Kelsy Rae and a great grandson, Gavin Chance; also surviving is his lifelong best friend, Clarence Wilbanks.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Faye Herd, and a great granddaughter, Savannah Grace.
The family will be at the home of his daughter, 744 Shefwood Drive, Easley SC 29642.
Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements