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Graham William Herndon, Jr.

January 6, 1943 — October 1, 2022



Graham William Herndon, Jr., age 79, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. He was born on January 6, 1943, to the late Graham William Herndon, Sr. and Bertha Marie Cox Herndon in Belfast, VA.

Graham and his wife, Darlene moved from Norton, VA to Abingdon in 1977, where they raised their three sons.  Graham was a NASCAR fan and admired Mustangs and hotrods. He was a devoted father and husband. For the past 30 years, Graham has been the primary caregiver for his wife, providing exceptional care with love and compassion.

In addition to his parents, Graham was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Herndon, and his sister, Jean Ratliff.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Darlene Herndon; three sons, Jon Marc Herndon and his wife, Jennifer of Abingdon, William Dwayne Herndon and his wife Christy of Abingdon, and Richard Lee Herndon and his wife, Teresa of Bristol VA; sister-in-law, Wanda Reid (Tom), brother-in-law Danny Stallard (Priscilla); 12 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Mary Lynne Branson (Frank), Jeanne Stone (Cotton), Rita Hammond (Allen), Jennifer Barnes (Jason); and several great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Farris Cremation and Funeral Center, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon with Frank Branson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Memory Gardens.

The family of Graham William Herndon, Jr., is being cared for by Farris Cremation and Funeral Center, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farris Cremation & Funeral Center – Forest Hills Chapel

19415 Lee HWY, Abingdon, VA 24210

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