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Benjamin Franklin Herrick, Jr.

Benjamin Franklin Herrick, Jr., 61, of Morganton, North Carolina, passed away Friday, July 01, 2022 at Atrium Health in Concord surrounded by his family.


A native of Burke County, he was born on November 25, 1960 to the late Benjamin Franklin Herrick, Sr. and Bettie Epley Herrick.


Mr. Herrick was a 1979 graduate of Freedom High School. Known as Junior to his family and Ben to his friends, he was an avid gun collector who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boating. He enjoyed his Corvette and motorcycle. Above all else, his family was most important to him. His grandchildren held a very special place in his heart.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Delbert Lee Herrick and Ernest “Bradley” Herrick; nephew, Christopher Scott Herrick; and his grandparents on both sides of his family.


He is survived by his wife, Mao Lo Herrick; two daughters, Mandy Letterman (Derek) and Ashley Herrick (Xavier Norwood); four grandchildren, Preston Letterman, Aubrey Letterman, Alex O’Neil, and Amir Norwood; two siblings, Frances Floretta Herrick and Nathan Patrick Herrick (Melissa); sisters-in-law, Charlene Lowery Herrick and Robin Watts Herrick; two nieces, one nephew, and their children, and cousins; and his special canine companions, Alpha and Gypsy.


A private family memorial service will be held.

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A candle was lit in memory of Benjamin Herrick, Jr.

Kevin &Beverly Suddreth Jul 7 2022 7:12 PM

My condolences to the family. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Ben and I were classmates. He was always a very nice person, and a pleasure to had been around. Rest In Peace⚘

Roxanna Crisp Michaux Jul 7 2022 8:16 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about Ben's passing. I sure will miss my fishing buddy.

Kim Clarke Jul 6 2022 2:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Benjamin Herrick, Jr.

Terry Letterman Jul 4 2022 2:56 PM

I regret that I never had the pleasure to meet Junior in person. I have talked many times with his brother, Nathan, about the good times they had shared together over the years. I will keep the family in my prayers.

Darby Williams Jul 4 2022 10:05 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Pam Browning Jul 3 2022 9:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Benjamin Herrick, Jr.

James and Teresa edwards Jul 3 2022 7:03 PM

I am so sorry. I know your family will miss him dearly. God knew it was time to call him. Remember weeping May endure for a night but joy comes in the morning. Be Blessed!

Crystal Ortiz Jul 3 2022 1:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Benjamin Herrick, Jr.

Crystal Ortiz Jul 3 2022 1:47 PM

I am so sorry for your loss me and Ben where friends in school . He will be missed.

Steven Grady Jul 3 2022 1:13 PM

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