Darrian N. Herren

darrian herren

January 26, 1936 ~ July 7, 2023

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Darrian N. Herren, 87, passed away Friday, July 7, 2023, at CarePartners Solace Center.

Mr. Herren was born January 26, 1936, in Asheville to the late James B. “Jack” and Judith Saunders Herren. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1954 – 1958, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He retired from Champion Paper Company in January 1995.

He loved his wife, his family, trout fishing, surf fishing at the Outer Banks, his pets, his pipe and his bourbon. He accepted everyone and loved to talk to people. Willie Nelson was his favorite artist.

Mr. Herren is survived by his wife of 65 years, Shirley Ann Williams Herren; son, Shannon Herren (Julie); daughter, Michelle Anderson (Andy), grandchildren, Matthew Anderson (Salita), Kayla Anderson Hall (Clay), Andrew Anderson (Julia), Grant Herren, Tyler Davis and Olivia Davis, great grand children, Rockie, Atmos and Hayes.

At his request, no services will be held at this time. There will be a drop in remembrance of his life held on July 22, 2023, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the home of Shannon and Julie Herren.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Asheville Humane Society.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Dear Michelle and Family,

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.



  2. Michelle and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you during thus difficult time.

  3. I’m very sorry for the loss of Darrian. My prayers are still with you all.
    A wonderful man. I’m so glad I got to know him in my life. 🙏🏼💕

  4. My heart goes out to you and your family. This is a hard thing to do, saying goodbye! Michelle your dad loved you dearly!❤️ Praying for everyone!

  5. Sending sympathy and prayers to the family of a great gentleman. We have visited with him and wife and enjoyed visiting with them. Also visited with his Mom and Dad Jack and Judith. A great sweet couple. They enjoyed talking of Darrian and especially of their grandchildren especially since our son is a Shannon also a coincidence. He will be missed. Dale ,Joyce. and Shannon Morgan

  6. Thinking of you Shirley, Michelle and Shannon with love as you support each other through this sad and difficult time.

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