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Vernon Aubrey Herring “Pops”, age 79

Vernon Aubrey Herring “Pops”, age 79, of Bryant, Arkansas and formerly of Alexander, Arkansas passed away on February 19, 2024. He was born in Lonoke County, Brummitt, Arkansas on July 14, 1944 to Charles Herring and Alberta (Dodson) Herring.

Vernon is preceded in death by his father Charles Herring; his mother Alberta Herring Knowles; the love of his life Beverly Cunningham Herring; sister Helen Marie Lokey; son Curtis Lynn Herring and daughter Theresa Penland.

He is survived by his 2 daughters Charlotte Ann Herring (Neil) and Jamie Stancil Lee; 4 grandchildren Ray Osburn (Stephanie); D.J. Stack (Kristina), Kimber Lumley (Danny), and Abby Grace Lee; 3 great-grandchildren Brysyn, Jazmyne, and Mia; siblings Danny Carol Herring (Joan); Charlie Wayne Herring (Diane), and Shirley Don Walker (Bill); his former wife Joy Briggs; and a long list of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all.

Vernon was a heavy equipment operator, retired from Redstone Construction Group in 2020. He enjoyed deer hunting, catfishing, hosting fish frys and BBq’s. The laughs, stories, music and food were plentiful. You didn’t leave hungry or without a smile. He never met a stranger, and was always willing to help or lend a hand when needed.

A family-hosted celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 11:00 am at Harvest Fellowship Community Church PCG; Led by Pastor Jonathan Tullos, (honorable mention, Pastor Dale Carter) at 202 Waggoner St, Lonoke, Arkansas 72086. Urn Interment will follow, led by Pastor Kelvin S. Cunningham, at 2:00pm at Roselawn Memorial Park; 2801 Asher Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Jamie Lee Posted March 1, 2024 2:41 PM

    Forever My Pops, I Love you so much! You are already missed so very much . Hope you and Mom are gone fishing!

  • Mark Word Posted March 1, 2024 7:14 PM

    Vernon was a great guy, always happy with a smile and much like a father or grandfather to all the young men working with him. He loved fellowship with the men he worked with. We miss him, and wish the family peace after this loss.

    • Jamie R. Lee Posted March 4, 2024 11:51 AM

      Thank you that means so much!

  • Rickey Dodson Posted March 2, 2024 3:43 PM

    Sorry to hear about Vernon wish I could have spent more time with him and all I miss you all alot you are all I have left you know it’s just me and Joyce now you are all In my prayers 🙏🙏 Love you all.

    • Jamie R. Lee Posted March 4, 2024 11:52 AM

      Will you be able to attend the service?

  • Edward Stancil Posted March 8, 2024 7:10 AM

    I Really Liked Vernon Allways A Nice Man To Talk To

  • John Nisbett Posted March 9, 2024 1:38 AM

    First met Vernon in October of 1992 when I struck out into the real world as young man. Bought the place next door to him and Beverly needless to say I hit paydirt as far as neighbors go. He offered advice and would lend me a hand when needed. He will always be remembered and have a place in my heart. Rest in peace Vernon.

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