David Herndon

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David Herndon

November 29, 1966 - March 10, 2019

David Herndon Pastor David Herndon, 52, of Ashland, husband of Donna Burton Herndon, passed away Sunday, March 11.
David was born November 29, 1966 in Winfield, Alabama, a son of Edgar and Sarah McCarter Herndon, Jr.
David was the senior pastor of Centenary United Methodist Church in Ashland and loved Alabama Football. He was also an outdoor enthusiast. Running, hiking, camping, the beach, swimming, golfing, reading, and eating Little Debbie snacks were some of his favorites.
Surviving, in addition to his loving wife and parents, include a son; Joshua Herndon of Ashland; 2 daughters, Jordan Jessup of Jacksonville, N.C. and Madison Crum of Lexington, Ky.; and a sister, Rose Galloway of Winfield, Alabama.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 14 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Ashland by Pastor Brad Smart and Pastor Keith Katterheinrich. Burial will be in the Hughes Cemetery in Lawrence County, Kentucky. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday evening at Preston Family Funeral Home.
Published on March 12, 2019
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Patty May
Mar 15, 2019
The congregation and Prayer Team of Pikeville United Methodist Church is praying for you.
Sheila Patros
Mar 14, 2019
Centenary was my home church. My heart goes out to his wife Donna. I will pray for Donna, the church and the congregation.
So sorry
Mar 14, 2019
Larry & Barb Gullett
Mar 13, 2019
Donna, we are so sorry. Please know that you will be okay, just in a different way. God will help you get to your next step. Larry & I love so very much. We will always hold you close in our heart and in our prayers.
Mark Wilson
Mar 13, 2019
Donna: I was shocked and saddened to hear of my friends death. I had just talked to him on Tuesday when he was in Honduras. I am so sorry. Would be there but my mother (92) is in rehab and I have to be here to help. I am praying for you all. I always enjoyed my times with David.
Mark Wilson
Former Pastor, Advance U.M. Church
Rodney McCraw
Mar 13, 2019
David you were a good friend, will always remember you with a smile, my deepest condolences to your family. You will be missed bud.
Vaughn Thomas
Mar 13, 2019
What a shock to read this. Pastor David was about as real as people get. His trials, tribulations and triumphs on this side of eternity are over. We mourn our lose but rejoice in his final victory in Christ Jesus. I'd say those who spent time with him would agree with me that we already miss just the idea that he will not longer be with us.
Kerry "Green " Howell
Mar 13, 2019
I grew up with David at Hamilton High School. He always had a smile on his face and was making people laugh. I can only imagine the lives he touched by preaching Gods word. I'm certain he has left a legacy that will always be cherished and remembered. My heartfelt prayers are with his wife and family.
Jamie Brunk
Mar 13, 2019
I had the privilege to meet with David as part of the New Congregational Development team for the KY East District. He was talkative, energetic and passionate about our work. My personal condolences to his family and church, and all our prayers from the West Liberty UMC.
Chris Taylor
Mar 12, 2019
David opened up his church to counsel and marry my daughter and her fiancé last November. They were trying to find a church close to their reception location. He made such a big impression on them, my husband, and me when he invited us in off the street that day. I only knew Pastor Dave for a few short months, but you could tell his heart was very big. So sorry for the family and the church. You are all in my prayers.