In Loving Memory

Jack T. Herrin

November 22, 1953 - February 5, 2023


Jack Tatum Herrin passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, February 5, 2023, in Fairhope, AL.

Jack was born on November 22, 1953, in Durant, MS, to Carl and Nancy Herrin. He graduated from the University of Mississippi and then joined his father in business. He met Leigh and her daughter, Laine, in 1993 and they were married in Jackson. They soon welcomed their daughter, Carly, and raised their family in Jackson. 

During his 50 years in the automotive business, Jack felt fortunate to have shared the mutual respect and admiration with the people who worked with him.  He was also grateful for the lifelong friendships he developed with other dealers locally and across the South. Outside of work Jack enjoyed nothing better than a Saturday afternoon of golf and a game of gin with “the Hackers,” skiing in Colorado, a trip to the beach, or a Saturday watching the Ole Miss Rebels, win or lose. However, his greatest joy by far was the time he spent with his family and his lifelong friends.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Nancy Herrin. He is survived by his wife, Leigh; his daughters, Carly Herrin and Laine Flannigan (Billy); three grandchildren, Finn, Will and Jack Flannigan; his sister, Holley Noblitt (Don); his in-laws, Ronnie and Cathy Myrick and Carolyn Myrick; sister-in-law, Nancy Myrick; his niece, Tatum Goodman (Gray); nephews, Scott Noblitt (Carolyn) and Sinclair Myrick; and five great nieces and nephews, Herrin and Wade Goodman, Hart, Holden, and Liv Noblitt. 

A visitation will be held Thursday, February 9, 2023, beginning 10:30AM, followed by a memorial service beginning at 12PM, at Christ United Methodist Church, 6000 Old Canton Road, Jackson, MS 39211.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carl and Nancy Herrin Scholarship Endowment, c/o The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University of Mississippi 38677. 

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Joe L. Hall

    .l worked at Hallmark Toyota for 15 years. Not only was Jack my employer, but he was most importantly my friend. I played football and graduated from Ole Miss, and Jack was one of my biggest supporters. When my son was killed in a tragic accident, Jack was there supporting me and my family. Rest my friend, and know
    your family have my prayers now and for days to come.

  2. Lester Smith

    What a great guy! I, along with many other friends, played many rounds of golf with Jack. He was fun, provided lots of entertainment, and had a vicious and unpredictable hook. Because of his recent illness for the last several years, his physical presence has been missed and will continue to be missed. Death cannot take away our wonderful memories of Jack.. Sandy and I are out of town and will be unable to attend the visitation and memorial service, but we want his family and all friends to know how much we thought of Jack. Rest In peace my friend.
    Lester Smith

  3. Edwin Vickery

    MY FRIEND AND MENTOR- loved him! I wish I could buy him lunch at ELITE one more time / thoughts are with family- big part of my life!

  4. Sarrah Brown

    Mr.herrin , I’ll never forget those nice Christmas luncheons with the ladies of Herrin gear each year that you hosted . I looked forward to it every year in December with you and Mr. Berry. Rest well .

    Sarrah brown

  5. Lindell Trimble

    Jack was a Great Friend for many years. So sorry about his passing. We
    had many great trips and many golf rounds all over the country, Thanks
    Gulf States Toyota. Such a great loss!

  6. Danny Bolden

    Sensei, Danny Bolden I met Mr. Jack Heron in 1985. Very good gentleman I lost my mother and my sister and Mr. Jack showed me support my prayers go out to his family rest in peace.DannyBolden

  7. Km Simmons

    Leigh I am so sorry to learn of Jack’s passing. You and your precious family will be in my prayers today and in the days to come. May he rest in peace

  8. Bo Tighe

    Jack Herrin has been a good friend since our time together at Jackson Prep in 1971 and 1972. We were at Ole Miss together as well In the early 80’s Jack was living in Dallas, TX learning the automobile business ar a dealer there who was friends with his dad Carl Jack and I and Jasper Smith from Greenwood, MS had a fun 2 weeks while I over that way on business. Lots of fun and great memories . We did business many times on automobiles and shared the high and lows of Ole Miss sports. Jack was one of the 1st guests I saw at my daughters wedding reception at CCJ . Sylvia and I will miss him

  9. Jamie Gentry

    Hello my friend Leigh, , turned Facebook on , a rare thing for me , this is first that came to screen , I’m so very sorry ,to see your loss. I miss you so often and cherish our memories forever .
    Your heart is broken , god and time will help you find strength to heal , along with all the love from family and friends you shared together . ❤️❤️ Jamie

  10. Jim Moran

    Jack and Carl taught me so much about the car business . Jack had a knack for advertising and helped me and my agency in many ways ..I will always be grateful. May god bless him and his family.

  11. Bryan W Shufelt

    He was a good boss and a good friend. A heck of a car guy. He will be missed.

  12. Jeffery Jackson

    To the Herrin family, I offer my deepest and most sincerest condolences. “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
    Jack was a good person with a great heart. I enjoyed the 10+ years of working for Herrin Gear Toyota. The gifts and dinners for the holidays were always enjoyable. Rest in Paradise Mr Herrin

  13. Elizabeth Lee

    I started working at Herrin-Gear Toyota in 2015. Mr. Herrin was a very good person. He helped many people. He cared about everyone, from the ‘lowest’ rank to the ‘highest’, and always had a kind word for us all.

    God bless you, Mr. Herrin. You are missed.

  14. Leigh Herrin

    I am having trouble replying to each comment. Hopefully someone will show how to work this site. Until then…. thank you for your kind words, I have read them all several times. His friends and the people he worked with meant the world to him. Your words reaffirm some of the many reasons I was so proud to be his wife.

  15. Ed Levy

    I will miss my visits with Jack here in Colorado. Jack & I laughed & talked for hours. He loved his family & I will miss him. He is with Carl & Nancy now. Rest In Peace my friend.


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