Howard D. ‘Bud’ Herring

Howard D. “Bud” Herring, 84, of Belle Center, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 25, 2014, at Logan Acres Care Center.

Howard was born in Belle Center on Dec. 8, 1929, to the late Kenneth Dane Herring and Lois I. Scullin Herring McCrary. He also was preceded in death by an infant brother.

On May 12, 1951, he married the former Rebecca Lou Connor in Belle Center and she survives in Bellefontaine, along with children, Debbie (Rex) Reames, David “Rusty” Herring and Patricia Herring, all of Belle Center; two grandchildren, Katie (Anthony) Elsasser and Luke (Betsy) Reames; two great-grandchildren, Gabriel Lex Elsasser and Liam Jude Elsasser; a sister, Judy Lovett of Lima; a brother, James (Judie) Herring of Bellefontaine; nephews, Derek Herring of Columbus, Bruce Nemire of Columbus Grove, Drew Connor of Florida and Neal Connor of Maryland; and nieces, Monica Daniels and Mandy Pratt, both of Columbus.

Howard was a lifelong farmer and retired from Carter Steel, where he worked as a plant supervisor. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Belle Center, where Pastor Kevin Smith of the Belle Center United Methodist Church officiates a funeral at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial is in Fairview Cemetery, Belle Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Belle Center United Methodist Church Building Fund, 101 S. Center St., Belle Center 43310.

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