Born in Logan, he was the husband of Helen McMakin Cowart Herald for 33 years and son of the late Boyd Vinson Herald and Ona Dingess Herald.
Mr. Herald was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater. He received various commendations in his time of service, including the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star and several other awards. He was a retired contractor and member of Beaverdam Baptist Church where he was a former music director and honorary lifetime deacon. Mr. Herald was an alumnus of Fruitland Bible Institute, an ordained minister of the gospel and served as a missionary in several fields.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are six children, Charlotte H. (Douglas J.) Mills and Linda Gardner (Darren) Bowman, both of Gaffney, Charles Randall (Kathleen) Herald of Augusta, Ga., Susan Herald Blevins of Clermont, Fla., Dennis Neil Herald of Ocoee, Fla., Jennie Lou Herald (Mike) Conley of Winter Garden, Fla.; step-son, Dennis Cowart of Gaffney; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Beaverdam Baptist Church. Services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. at the church with Rev. Randy McCraw and Rev. Warren Fowler officiating. Interment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to: Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, SC 29342.
The family will be at the home of Douglas and Charlotte Mills, 120 Country Club Road, Gaffney.
An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com.
Blakely Funeral Home of Gaffney, S.C., is in charge of the arrangements.