ANDERSON — Richard “Dick” Orlando Herbert, loving husband of Marie Gallagher Herbert, went to be with the Lord on January 20, 2013, at his residence.
Born in Somers Point, NJ, he was the son of the late Orlando James Herbert and the late Marion Hewitt Herbert. The Herbert’s moved to Anderson from St. Petersburg, FL. in 1957 and found Anderson a great place to raise a family. Dick owned and operated perpetual care cemeteries around the country. He served as President of one of the two national cemetery associations. He also served as President of the South Carolina Cemetery Association, The North Carolina Cemetery Association, the Georgia Cemetery Association, Vice President of the Florida Cemetery Association and as a director of the Southern Cemetery Association. He served as youth director and teacher of the teenage class at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for many years. He also served as an Elder at Roberts Presbyterian Church. Dick was an United States Army Veteran who served in the European Theater of Operations. He enjoyed his participation in the Anderson Community and he was the developer of beautiful Stone Creek Cove. He loved Anderson, he loved Stone Creek Cove and he loved his wonderful family.
In addition to his dear wife of 70 years, he is survived by four sons, Dr. James Herbert (Ann) of Anderson, SC, Jack Herbert (Anne) of Marietta, GA, Jeff Herbert (Debra) of Anderson, SC and Joey Herbert (Cindy) of Pendleton, SC; a daughter, Judy Edmonds (Kent) of LaGrange, GA; nine grandchildren, Tricia McDougald (Douglas), Jamie Herbert (Vera), Blair Herbert (Sabrina), Andy Edmonds (Andria) , Kristen Harnly (Keith) , Emily Hart Herbert, Jordan Herbert, Matt Herbert (Chandler) and Sarah Herbert; and nine great-grandchildren, Max McDougald, Ben McDougald, Meg McDougald, Jacqueline Herbert, James Herbert, Jonathan Harnly, Allison Harnly, Ben Edmonds and Alexandria Herbert.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Robert Herschel Herbert and Marion Herbert McHugh.
The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 3:00 pm, at Roberts Presbyterian Church with Reverend Jack Taylor officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family received friends prior to the service on Thursday from 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall of Roberts Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roberts Presbyterian Church, 2716 South Hwy 187, Anderson, SC 29626; or The Haven of Rest, P.O. Box 466, Anderson, SC 29622.
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