August 31, 2020

Ray Herndon, 73, of Coeburn, died Saturday, August 29, 2020, at his home.

He was born in Dante, Virginia; son of the late Bascom and Ethel Williams Herndon. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, retired school teacher, football coach for Ervinton High School, and school bus driver. Ray was also on the Kenady District Board of Supervisors in Dickenson County and a member of the Select Service Board for twenty-five years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Lola Herndon; one daughter, Kim Hofecker and husband, Mitch of Harrisonburg; one son, Aubrey Herndon, and wife, Mekayla of St. Paul; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Janice Kelley of Montgomery, Illinois, Geraldine Sirotek of Florida, Lorraine Bryan of Aurora, Illinois, Becky Herndon of Castlewood, Virginia, Barbara Rowe of Cortland, Illinois, Gladys Beavers of Abingdon and Edith Gaynell Van Dorn of Fort Wayne, Indiana; three brothers, Clyde Herndon of Holgate, Ohio, John Herndon of Abingdon, Virginia, and James Herndon of Oswego, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

Following the COVID-19 restrictions set forth by the Governor of Virginia on face-covering requirements and social distancing, Funeral services for Ray Herndon will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, September 3 in Castlewood Funeral Home chapel in Castlewood with Rev. Curtis Bond officiating. Interment will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park in Castlewood. Pallbearers will be Aubrey Herndon, Brody Robinette, Ricky Turner, David Cooper, Clay Carty, and Junior Keen.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 2 in Castlewood Funeral Home in Castlewood following the same regulations. A radio broadcast of the service will be available on the Castlewood Funeral Home parking lot on radio station 88.9 FM during the service for those who would like to remain in your vehicle.

Online condolences may be sent to the Herndon family through our website and a video tribute may be viewed at www.castlewoodfuneralhome.com.

Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.