Rev. Gerald Wilbur (Bill) Haring, age 98, born in Marquette, Michigan and a longtime resident of Fairhope, died Sunday, March 13, 2022. Mr. Haring was a veteran of the US Marine Corps during the latter part of World War II serving in China and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He and his first wife, Esther, were missionaries for 17 years in Michoacan, Mexico. In 2019 he published a book entitled, “Footprints, My First 90 Years” which is available on Amazon.
Bill is preceded in death by his first wife, Esther L. Olson Haring; son, Paul William Haring; daughter, Lois Ruth Haring and both of his parents and four brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine J. Hanrath and children, Glenn (Tina) Haring of Daphne, AL; Mary H. Purvis, Guatemala Land Zone and Janice (Quentin) Adams of Brandon, MS. Bill also has 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many loving friends.
The family will receive friends beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road in Daphne, AL, with funeral services at begin at 1:30 p.m. Interment with military honors will follow at Memory Gardens of Fairhope, 19250 S Greeno Rd, Fairhope, AL. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Rudy’s Hands at https://www.rudyshands.com/
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, 36526.
We love you Pawpaw!! You will be missed greatly ❤️
Love, Rachel (granddaughter)
and Marianna & Amelia
We love you PawPaw! I will miss our coffee talks and watching you play soccer with Elliot. You are missed tremendously!
I love you PawPaw. Happy birthday!
We love you PawPaw! Thank you for living a good Godly example for all of us to follow. Happy 98th birthday! Love, Your Grandson Andrew Purvis and family: Rebecca, Kayleigh, Andrew III, Matthew, Johnathan
We love you so much Pawpaw! I cannot wait to tell our son all about what a wonderful man of God you were! Hug Grandma for me ♥️
Dad, Semper Fi
A true pioneer, missionary and faithful friend.