The family of Brett Doty Herrin is saddened to announce his passing on March 17, 2021. Brett was a devoted father, son, brother, and friend.
He was the son of Diane Mullis Herrin and the late Will Doty “Billy” Herrin. He was born in Savannah on June 2, 1967, and spent most of his years there until he moved to the Herrin farm in Newington, Georgia. He was a graduate of Savannah Country Day School and Georgia Southern University with a degree in business administration. He worked with his father for many years at Savannah Concrete and then Coastal Sand, where he was the owner and president. In more recent years, he was driving long haul trucks and loved seeing the people and beauty of different parts of the country.
Brett was also an avid outdoorsman and animal lover, spending countless hours in a deer stand, in a field, and on the water. On his farm, Brett continued the Herrin tradition of growing sweet corn and hosting the annual corn shucking party. He also welcomed friends and family for deer and dove hunts, fishing, and pecan picking in the orchard. He loved cooking and grilling for family and friends and would always share his amazing food and recipes. He enjoyed farm life, growing crops and rearing many animals, but his dogs were the most special to him.
While Brett was always independent, there was nothing more important to him than family and friends. He was always looking to help and support those closest to him. He will always be remembered for his sweet eyes and kind heart.
He is survived by his son, Brannen Herrin, his mother, Diane Herrin, his siblings, Mark Herrin (Kari Herrin) and Julie Herrin, his nieces and nephews, Athon, Asher, and Ellie Herrin and Mason, Blake, Joseph, and Grace Stoever, his best friend, Rene Green, and many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly. He is preceded in death by his father, Billy Herrin, and his precious daughter, Meredith Alaine Herrin, who welcomed him home with open arms and a beautiful smile.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at the Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to One Love Animal Rescue, 463 Johnny Mercer Boulevard, Suite B7 #142, Savannah, Georgia, 31410, and CURE Childhood Cancer, 200 Ashford Center North, Suite 250, Atlanta, Georgia 30338.
My heart is breaking with all of Brett’s family but I know he has been reunited with loved ones in Heaven. Sending all my love and prayers to his family , especially his Mom ❤️
- Rene Green , Savannah , Ga
dear Diane, my heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my prayers. Sincerely, nancy sutlive
- nancy y. Sutlive, alpharetta, ga
Brannon, Diane, Mark & Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. My mother, JoAnne Aeger, always spoke very highly of Brett and all the Herrin family. I remember some of the stories she would tell us about the Herrin kids when she worked at Savannah Concrete- how yall would come wash the trucks etc. she always had such wonderful things to say about Brett. We will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Vicki A. Bradley
- Vicki Aeger Bradley, Savannah, Georgia
- Cynthia D Edenfield, Savannah, GA
Brett and family I loved him dearly. Hope he will now be joined with the love of his life, his daughter. Will be soo missed by me my husband and girls. Cook for me my dear friend in heavin I love you.
- Donna Oliver, MILLEN, GA
To all of Brett's family I wish to express my condolences. I know he was surrounded by many who loved him and will miss him. Sincerely Lucy Hitch
- Lucy M Hitch, Savannah, Georgia
I am so so sorry for the loss of Brett. I did not know him personally, but as a good friend of Mark’s, I am just heartbroken for the entire family. As human beings it hard for us to comprehend God’s plan when he takes loved ones away from us too early. But trust there is a greater plan for someone as loved as Brett. Although he may be gone from this world, he lives with you always and forever in your hearts and in the celebration of his life. I’ll be praying for peace and healing for each of you. God Bless. Mike O
- Mike Orzechowski, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
I still think of Brett at 17 whii he was when I met him. I always loved him and he was a very good soul. My deepest sympathy to Diane, Mark, and Julie. May he rest in peace.❤️
- Maryann Butterfield, Savannah, Georgia
Much love and sympathy to the Herrin family. I know Brett was loved by many.
- Anne Bone, Savannah, GA
Our hearts and thoughts are with each of you. Love, Claude and Margie
- Margie and Claude, Statesboro, Ga
Diane, I am so sorry to learn of the tragic death of your son, Brett. I am so sad for you. Love, Sandy
- Sandra J. Tyler, Savannah, GA
I met Brett a few years back and became a very close friend. May he rest in piece. God bless him. You will be missed your Friend Tracy .
- Tracy Fountain, guyton, Ga
I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Praying for peace and healing in the coming days.
- Liane Willard, Pooler, GA
Brett was such a wonderful person. He had a great heart. My prayers are with his family. God Bless.
- Christy Farmer Woiwode, Savannah, Ga
Sending much sympathy to the Herrin Family and friends on the loss of Brett. I have such fond memories of Brett (and all the Herrins) from growing up together on Skidaway Island. I am so sorry for your loss.
- Ashley Brown O'Brien, Savannah, GA