Bishop Robinson conducted the funeral services at 9am at the Gateway building, amidst an array of beautiful flower arrangements. The casket was a baby blue, adorned with light blue flowers and ribbons.
The first speaker was Sandra Beatty, a daughter in-law. She said a lot is contained in the dash between one's birth and death dates. (She referred to Herb as Grandpa throughout her eulogy).
Grandpa's dash was a fine example to us all.
He was born the 7th of 13 children to parents who joined the church 3 years before his birth. When he was 10, his father died in the line of duty: as a firefighter. The strength of his mother was another amazing example as she raised all those children alone. on June 11, 1944 he was baptized into the church and it became his lifetime commitment.
Between 1944 to 1946 he served in World War II, after which he did odd jobs requiring various skills. He could do anything from plumbing to siding to roofs to car repairs. He married and they