Mr. William Owen "Odie" Herrin, 73, of Biloxi, died at home on Sun., April 13, 2014.
Mr. Herrin was born at home in rural Harrison County on Jan. 26, 1941 to Taylor E. Herrin and Lula Aultman Herrin, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by his three children, Col. Melanie Herrin Milburn, U. S. Air Force, of Biloxi, William Russell "Rusty" (Brenda) Herrin of Biloxi, and Wayne Ronald "Ronnie" (Annie) Herrin of Ocean Springs; a brother, James Herrin of Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Doris (Irley) Oxford and Noba Kate McLemore, both of Gulfport; and seven grandchildren.
Bill "Odie" graduated from Perkinston Agricultural High School in 1959. He was very proud to have served in the U. S. Army, 1963 - 1967, attaining the rank of Specialist 5th Class. He was a member of the Gulf Coast Bowling Association for many years.
Bill retired from the Gulfport VA Medical Center. He is of the Baptist Faith.
Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m., Fri., April 18, at Riemann Family Funeral Home, Biloxi, where friends may visit two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow in Biloxi National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, charitable gifts may be made to one's favorite charity.
Riemann Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memories may be shared at www.riemannfamily.com