Earl “Whitey” Herndon left this world on November 18th, 2018 in Eden, North Carolina. He was born on December 3, 1935 to Thomas and Bernice (Mudge) Herndon in Raleigh, North Carolina. He …
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Earl “Whitey” Herndon left this world on November 18th, 2018 in Eden, North Carolina.
He was born on December 3, 1935 to Thomas and Bernice (Mudge) Herndon in Raleigh, North Carolina. He enlisted in the Air Force after leaving high school from Newport News, Virginia. After serving over two decades in several countries from the Arctic Circle to the Equator, he traveled widely across the US and beyond while working several trades.
In his prime, he could walk all day and talk all night which strongly complemented his favorite hobbies: fishing, hunting, and storytelling.
He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Robert “Bobby” Herndon.
He is survived by a widely distributed clan of family and friends including his sister, Tommie Anne (Carl) Campbell of Rolla, Missouri; his sons, David Herndon of Moore, Oklahoma, Thomas Herndon of Lynchburg, Virginia; and daughter, Noy Wilson of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Family and friends whose paths and stories intersected his are invited to gather at 1 p.m. on January 12, 2019 in the sanctuary at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Pittsboro, North Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Friends of Women’s Protection Center of Nepal, a 501(c)3, dedicated to supporting trafficking survivors and children in Nepal, one of the many countries he visited. Information about their work and how to donate can be found at www.friendsofwpcnepal.org.