Robert F. Herndon, Sr., “Bobby” of Catlett, VA passed away peacefully on May 8, 2019 at Fauquier Health and Rehabilitation facility. Bobby was born May 11, 1936 in Jeffersonton, Virginia to the late Benjamin Herndon and Evelyn C. Gray. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Marie, daughter Debbie and sister Margaret Anderson.
Bobby was self-employed as a painter and was affectionately known by his CB handle “Painter Boy”. He loved being on the water in his boat and fishing. He had enjoyed having friends over after a day on the water and having fish fries, crab feasts and telling “stories”. He had a passion for cooking and trying new recipes. He was almost famous for his poppyseed cake. In his younger years, he enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, dancing, enjoying every part of life especially the fishing.
Bobby married Marie Henry in 1958 and had three daughters together. After Margie’s death, Bobby married Sandra Kerns and they lived together in the Catlett area for the past 48 years.
Bobby is survived his wife, Sandra, his children, Sandy (Mike) Minor of Orlean, Bobbiejo (Mike) Dyer of Fredericksburg, Frankie (Brenda) Herndon of Manassas and Evelyn (Thomas) Cobert of Bealeton. He also leaves behind a very special niece, Nadine Gore. Bobby had the joy of being the grandfather to 10 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors at Moser Funeral Home on Sunday May 12, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm . Funeral service will be held at Moser Funeral Home on Monday May 13, 2019 at Moser Funeral Home at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at Catlett Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Ave, Warrenton, VA 20186 to help with the funeral expenses.
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