HERNANDO, Miss. — Harold Lee Herl Sr., age 77, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto Center, Southaven, Miss.
Born March 11, 1935, in Conneaut, Ohio, he was the son of the late Harold and Freda Brydle Herl. He was a graduate of Ashtabula High School.
Retired after 20 years, he was a Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy where he earned his Bush Pilot Wings and served in Civil Service. He taught jet engine repair in Saudia Arabia for two years.
Harold was a Deacon at Jackson Chapel Church in Hernando, Miss. He was a member of the V.F.W., Mason & Scottish Rite Shriner, and Yorkrite Shriner.
Survivors include a daughter, Kay Brewer (Bernie) of Hernando, Miss.; a son, Robert Gordon (Nicci) of Hernando, Miss.; four sisters, Beverly Spencer (Howard) of Kingsville, Ohio, Janice Fandren of Erie, Pa., Lois Smith (Glenn) of Elyria, Ohio, and Patricia Hoover (Ross) of Schertz, Texas; three brothers, Richard Herl (Christine) of San Diego, Calif., R. Norman Herl (Roseann) of Kingsville, Ohio, and Larry Herl (Mary) of Girard, Pa.; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vaughn Ceile Gordon Herl; a son, Harold Lee Herl Jr.; and his parents.
Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1st, at PARKER MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, Bruce, Miss., with Bro. Richard Donahue officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery, Bruce, Miss.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. TODAY, Wednesday, Oct. 31st, at TWIN OAKS FUNERAL HOME in Southaven, Miss., and also at 12 p.m., Noon, until 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1st, at PARKER MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, Bruce, Miss.v Pallbearers will be Bryon Crain, Kenny Dancy, Tommy Daniel, John Gordon Harrison, Tim Hudson and David Thomason, with Honorary Pallbearer, Michael Meadows.
Online condolences may be made at www.parkermemorialfuneralhomes.com and starbeacon.com.