Dr. James “Jim” Allen Herring

Published 10:39 pm Saturday, April 21, 2007

Dr. James “Jim” Allen Herring, 67, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2007 at his residence in Biloxi surrounded by his love ones.

Born in Bainbridge, Ala., on January 20, 1940, he was the son of late Johnny and Agnes Herring.

After graduating from Midland City High School, he attended Troy State University. Upon graduation, he was commissioned into the United States Navy. After serving 7 1/2 years of active duty, he stayed in the Naval Reserves, while attending Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine, and graduated in 1975.

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In 1978, Dr. Herring and his family moved to D’Iberville where he opened North Bay Animal Hospital.

In 1983, he retired from the USNR as a Commander. He retired in 2005 following Katrina, after 27 years of taking care of many of this community’s pets, whose names he always remembered. He was active in many civic and community organizations.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Elizabeth Ann (Wilson) Herring of Biloxi; his son, James Ashley Herring of Harlingen, Texas; his daughter, Olivia Herring Tolson and husband, Brian of Coral Springs, Florida; brother, John William Herring; sisters, Billie Jo Dasinger and husband, Bobby, and Kay Wingate and husband, Jesse, all of Midland City, Alabama; his five grandchildren, John Ashton Herring, Dallas Herring, William Herring and Jacob Herring, all of Harlingen, Texas, and Halee Elizabeth Tolson of Coral Springs, Florida; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Helen and John Wilson of Picayune; sister-in-law, Libby Dobbyn and husband, Geoff of Gulfport; and seven nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to join the Herring family for visitation from 1-3 p.m., Sunday, April 22, 2007 at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, 274 Beauvoir Road, Biloxi.

The Celebration of Life Service will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be held by family at a later date in Picayune.

Memorial contributions may be made to Quality Hospice, 999 Howard Avenue, Suite 1, Biloxi.

An online guestbook may be viewed and signed via www.RiemannBiloxi.com.