Herbert John Erne, Jr., 74, of Currie passed from his earthly life Saturday, February 10, 2018.
He was born June 2, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late Herbert John Erne, Sr. and Alva Moriesi Erne.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary B. Erne; children, Herbert J. Erne III (Terri), Nicole E. Knotts, and Christopher Lee Erne; and grandchildren, John Erne, Violet Knotts, Megan Erne, Ethan Erne and Lesley Knotts.
Herbert served his country honorably in the US Air Force and was retired from General Electric Company, aircraft division in Castle Hayne.
Herbert, affectionately known to family and friend as “Bad Dog”, was a man of many facets and interests. He was an ordained minister, avid motorcyclist, and had a fabulous train collection and display. Most important in his life was family that he dearly loved. His personality was sparking, his smile brightened our world, and his laughter contagious. His sudden passing leaves an empty place in our hearts, but we have many cherished and happy memories.
To celebrate his life and remember the good times a gathering of family and friends will be held at his home at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family by selecting "Guestbook" above.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.
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I am thankful for the time I had over the years to knowing the Erne Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the Lord be with you all to comfort you.
Submitted by Angela Walker on Feb 13 2018 06:16:30 PM
I love you Daddy. RIP
Submitted by Nicole knotts on Feb 13 2018 05:15:28 PM
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Mary our prayers are with you and your family.hereby will be missed dearly. We had a lot of good times riding motor cycles with him.
Submitted by Don and Joann Moltrum on Feb 12 2018 09:03:20 PM
Mary, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Herb was a great friend and coworker and definately a wonderful character to treasure, miss him dearly.
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I feel so honored to have gotten to know you these last few months. I’m going to miss you and seeing that big smile of yours!
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