Jay Herald

October 11, 1963 ~ February 11, 2022 (age 58)



Jay Lee Herald, age 58, of rural Chambersburg, Illinois passed away at 12:50 a.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

He was born October 11, 1963 in Jacksonville, Illinois the son of Clarence “Jack” and Marcella Kindhart Herald.  He married Tammy Lee Fry on June 23, 1984 in Versailles, Illinois and she survives. 

For the last few years, Mr. Herald was the owner/operator of his own truck that he had leased to B & N Trucking in Mt. Sterling .  Jay was also engaged in farming and had been a partner with his good friend, Gary Wilkerson, in Elkhorn Enterprises for several years.  

He graduated from Brown County High School with the class of 1981.  

Jay enjoyed helping with the Brown County Fair and truly loved being outdoors whether he was hunting or fishing, but his greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.  

Survivors include his wife Tammy Herald of rural Chambersburg, Illinois.  His parents Clarence “Jack” and Marcella Herald of Mt. Sterling.  2 daughters Cody Poor (Ethan) of Rockport, Illinois and Kris Herald (fiancee, Brandon Smothers) of Bluffs, Illinois.  1 sister Sherry Herald of Mt. Sterling.  5 grandchildren Kayse and Nova Poor, Peydon and Preston Lyons and Wyatt Smothers.  His mother-in-law Gloria Fry of Mt. Sterling, also survives along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kenna Jayne Poor and his father-in-law John Fry. 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2022 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Pastor Gary Clevenger officiating.  

Burial will follow in the Versailles West Side Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.  

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The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is assisting the family with the arrangements. 


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February 14, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hendricker Funeral Home
406 South Capitol Ave.
Mount Sterling, Illinois 62353

Funeral Service
February 15, 2022

1:00 PM
Hendricker Funeral Home
406 South Capitol Ave.
Mount Sterling, Illinois 62353

Interment following funeral service
February 15, 2022

Versailles West Side Cemetery
541 West 2nd Street
Versailles, IL 62378


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