March 10, 1917 ~ November 2, 2010

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

MARVIN DAVIS HERRON ASHEVILLE – Marvin Davis Herron, 93, of Asheville, NC, died peacefully at his home on November 2, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of Buncombe County and a member of Zephyr Hills Freewill Baptist Church, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, receiving 8 medals while serving in New Guinea, Australia, and the Philippines. He retired from Kearfott in 1984. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and passed that trait on to his devoted son and best friend, Randy. His greatest joy came from being around his family and friends. His sense of humor and love for life will always be remembered. He was the son of the late Wilbur and Esta Herron. He was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Carson, and brother Lawrence Herron. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Allene Herron of the home; son Randy Herron and wife Jackie; granddaughters Christina Ammons and husband Ryan, Abby Herron and fiancé John; step-grandchild April Williams; great-grandchildren Gage and Heath; step great-grandchild Tori; his sister Lucille Hyer (Conley); and sister-in-law Pauline Herron. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Reverends Dr. Carson Moseley and Dr. Kelvin Moseley officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Dear Allene, Randy and Family,
    Kathy and I love you all and are praying for you! May God give you His comfort and grace in abundance!

  2. Allene,Randy & Family,
    I worked with Marvin many years ago and he was a great person. You are in my prayers. I know how hard it is at a time like this.
    Denise Thomas

  3. We thank God for the life of Marvin Herron and pray for God’s peace and comfort for his precious family. We rejoice that Marvin’s journey is complete and that God’s grace will meet every need for his family until that great heavenly reunion day! The Eternal God is your refuge and underneath are His everlasting arms.’

  4. Randy, Jackie, Allene and family sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you during this time. We are thankful that you had so many years with your dad, I’m sure you will miss him greatly. But, we can rest assured that we’ll see him again one day.

  5. Allene, Randy & Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss, Marvin was one of the finest men I’ve ever met and he will be missed by everyone who knew him. I know that his good life earned him a very special place in heaven and I hope you can draw some comfort from this. May God bless and keep you and your family in this time of great sorrow.

  6. A man we respected and loved. He was quiet enough I could do most of the talking. The only times I got aggravated with him was when we went hunting and he climbed the side of the mountain faster than I did and I thought he was an ‘old man’ (he was 60 I was 37) Also the time he told me the cayenne pepper was not that hot! The young man lost that one too. He taught me to love ramps and eggs. I loved being his pastor. He was a steadying anchor for a young pastor who didn’t know how to pastor, but I did learn to love him and his family. Ailene we love you and hope the preachers ‘did right good’ today. I quess Shane is about 37 yr now. That would be my age when he said that about me. Randy, I will join you in missing Marvin. But I will also join you and Ailene in seeing him again. Wonder what he and Ernest are up too? Love, Clem and Barbara


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