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Michael "Mike" Herron

September 6, 1947 - July 14, 2021

Michael “Mike” Herron passed away July 14, 2021 in (Norfolk, VA) surrounded by his loving friends.  Mike was born September 6, 1947 to (William and Anita (Ellis) Herron in Anderson, Indiana.  He was a graduate of Anderson High School in Anderson, Indiana.

Mike was a decorated soldier of the Air Force and Navy. He retired from the Navy. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Mike loved to walk along the beach and find sea glass. He also loved to sit on his favorite bench with a cup of coffee to watch the sunrise and sunset with his friends. He loved to have cookouts with his friends. He also loved to take his friend Bill’s dog Maco for walks along the beach. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve 60 and a life long member of American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents William Herron, Anita (Ellis) Herron, and sister Jane (Herron) Bush.

Survivors include his daughters Dawn “Micki” (Danny) Key of Pendleton, IN, Wendy (Jim) Alumbaugh of Anderson, IN, brother Bill “Larry” Herron of San Diego, CA, Sister Marcia (Herron) Crisp of Muncie, IN, grandchildren Chrisje (Jeremy Hensley) Key of Pendleton, IN, Chase (Emily) Key of Cicero, IN, Lacey (Jake) Reed of Anderson, IN Dakotah Alumbaugh of Anderson, IN, and Landon Alumbaugh of Anderson and  great-grandchildren Collin and Leah Garringer, and Hadli Reed, and several nieces and nephews, and special friends Bill Reeves, Irmi Feiler, Steve Moore, and Shirley Moore, all of Norfolk VA.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 17th from 5-8 PM at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Dr. in Virginia Beach.


Please consider contributing to Mike’s memorial fund here: Michael “Mike” Herron Memorial Fund 

All contributions to this fund will assist the family in the weeks and months to come.  Condolences for the family may be left below.

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Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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