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Jay Frederic Herron

July 28, 1951 — June 6, 2024

Williston, Florida

Jay Frederic Herron

Jay Frederic Herron, 72, of Williston, Florida, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2024, at his home, and is with the Lord. That is how Jay wanted it to be.
Jay was born July 28, 1951, in Riverdale, Maryland, to Frank and Josephine Flickinger Herron. He enlisted in the United States Navy right out of school. On November 6, 1971, he married Deborah Lynne Uhl Herron in Micanopy, Fl. Jay was employed doing many various jobs, his favorite being a truck driver. In 1986, he went to work for Crom Inc. in Gainesville, Florida. He enjoyed working day and night in the office, making sales, and entertaining clients. After leaving Crom, he continued to do other jobs like, landscaping, OTR trucking, and logging with Williston Timber. When he retired, he was able to spend more time doing things he liked, such as traveling. Even though he couldn't swim, he loved the ocean and got the opportunity to go on extended cargo ship trips around the world. He purchased two boats that he tried to remodel. He also enjoyed art, classic trucks and tractors, reading and studying his Bible, and spending time with his family, friends, and grandchildren.

Jay is survived by his sons, Micah Paul Herron (Terri) of Newberry, FL, and Joel Martin Herron (Melody) of Williston, FL, and daughter Cerissa Ann Wilson of Ft. White, FL. his brother Joseph Herron (Katrina) of St. Mary, Ga. 15 grandchildren - Corey, Timothy, Judith, Joy, Joel Jr., Jared, Julia, Job, Janna, Jason, Gabriel, Michael, and Chase, along with nieces and nephews. 

But I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you grieve as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we will always be with the Lord. 
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
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