ForeverMissed
This website was created to memorialize the life of Vincent "Roy" Herron. Please take a minute to read about his life and share your favorite stories, pictures and/or videos. 

Roy will be laid to rest on February 20, 2021 at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery along side his mother, Adelaide Herron. 

If you wish to send flowers, we more than appreciate your generosity. In lieu of flowers please also consider making a donation to the American Heart Association in Roy's honor. Click Here to Donate.


Posted by Cindy Andress on February 16, 2021
Roy was my bother-in-law. I knew him when we were very young. He used to have this aridale dog that would ride on his bike with him. It was amazing to me. He had a great smile. He was a very kind and loving guy way back then but I hadn’t seen him for years. It didn’t matter my love for him and that family that used to be mine will never die. Love you Roy till we meet again.
Posted by Helen Brown on February 16, 2021
Denise I’m so sorry to hear of your father‘s passing I remember when you were young and would come to my home your dad would come with you sometimes I remember your dad and I talking for hours on end I remember making dinner for you guys and how he love that motorcycle and would try to convince me to ride on the back but I was always to afraid but that didn’t stop him from trying to convince me I know it’s been a while since I saw you guys but he will be truly missed may God wrap his arms around you in your time of sorrow I love you

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Posted by Cindy Andress on February 16, 2021
Roy was my bother-in-law. I knew him when we were very young. He used to have this aridale dog that would ride on his bike with him. It was amazing to me. He had a great smile. He was a very kind and loving guy way back then but I hadn’t seen him for years. It didn’t matter my love for him and that family that used to be mine will never die. Love you Roy till we meet again.
Posted by Helen Brown on February 16, 2021
Denise I’m so sorry to hear of your father‘s passing I remember when you were young and would come to my home your dad would come with you sometimes I remember your dad and I talking for hours on end I remember making dinner for you guys and how he love that motorcycle and would try to convince me to ride on the back but I was always to afraid but that didn’t stop him from trying to convince me I know it’s been a while since I saw you guys but he will be truly missed may God wrap his arms around you in your time of sorrow I love you
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Obituary

Vincent “Roy” Herron was born on August 14, 1955 at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, California. He was the middle child of Adelaide Pearl DeFrantz Herron and Vincent Herron. Roy grew up in Altadena before his family moved to Canoga Park. He graduated from Canoga Park High School in 1973 and attended Pierce College for two years.

At an early age, Roy showed a propensity for the arts including music, theatre, and drawing. As a young man, and well into his adulthood, he was always drawing cartoons and various portraits. As an adult, his artistic aptitude was expressed through his proficiency on the guitar playing his favorite Beatles tunes. He was a free-spirit and wasn’t afraid to march to his own beat. One of his greatest joys was riding his motorcycles up and down the coast in the sunshine.

In addition to a love for the arts, Roy was a natural salesman and had an extraordinary work ethic. He founded his company, Lifetime Exteriors, when he moved to Bakersfield over 30 years ago. Prior to starting his own company, he had been a salesman for Premier Construction for 12 years. Throughout his years in business, Roy received numerous accolades and recognitions for being a top producer due to his significant sales numbers.

Roy’s pride and joy was his daughter, and only child, Denise Adele Herron, otherwise known as “Niecy.” The two had a remarkable bond. And while she was his only biological child, Roy opened his heart and home to Denise’s close friends who became ‘his girls’ and affectionately referred to him as “Pops.”He would often entertain them by telling jokes or performing songs, or take them for an adventure on the water and enjoy time on the boat or jet skis.

There was no one who wanted to be the life of the party more than Roy. If there was a party he was dancing, or as he called it “getting jiggy with it” or “tightening up,” and if there was music on, he was singing along. He enjoyed karaoke with his family and friends, and was always the center of attention. And while he preferred to be around people, he also enjoyed relaxing at home after a long day and catching up on his favorite shows.

Roy had a radiant, welcoming smile, and would approach you for the first time like he’d known you for years. Everyone was a friend to Roy, he simply knew no strangers. He had a great sense of humor and would never miss an opportunity to tell a joke. His avid love for people, combined with his big heart, allowed him to be a source of strength and support for many during their times of need.

On January 4, 2021, Roy passed away peacefully in Santa Clarita, California while surrounded by his loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Grant Herron and his parents Adelaide & Vincent Herron. His beautiful life will be forever cherished and live on through his daughter, Denise Herron, sister Lena Bullock, brother Richard Albert Herron, sister-in-law Tamiko Herron, two grandchildren Tahj and Tahari Skinner, his “right-hand” & dear friend, Barbara Swedblom, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Shared by Tim Grayem on February 17, 2021
We are deeply saddened by Roy’s sudden and tragic passing.  Roy was what we all should be, fun loving,  joyous, loving, and lovable. Gifted in so many ways, a wonderful father and grandfather to a wonderful family. We can only pray for the family and ask God to comfort them as they remember this good man’s homegoing.

We are very sorry you must endure this difficult and painful time. Human sadness is for now but love and beautiful memories are forever.

He is already missed.
Tim and Laurie Grayem