James B. Herdman, 79, of Carmel, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.
He was born in Louisiana on Oct. 22, 1941, to parents Walter and Stella (Borel) Herdman.
Most important was the love Mr. Herdman had for his family: he was a devoted husband for 55 years and a loving father and grandfather. Mr. Herdman had a passion for life, adventure and wanted to experience everything the world had to offer. He also loved cars, drag racing, woodworking, photography, drawing, classical and jazz music, art, art fairs and playing cards. These passions have been carried on through his children and grandchildren.
Mr. Herdman was a kind, generous, and loving man. After several tough years with medical challenges, he is at last at peace in Heaven. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Judy; their children, Michelle (Leon) Thompson, Annette (Kevin) Affeldt and Christopher (Vivienne) Herdman. He dearly loved and cherished his grandchildren, Ashley, Caitlin, Jake, Vanessa and Anthony; and step-grandchildren, Shawn and Brynn.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Rita (Herdman) Brown.
Family and friends may show their love and support during visitation hours from 9 -11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Carmel, IN. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. A private burial will take place in our Lady of Peace Cemetery. Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the Merciful Help Center (www.mercifulhelpcenter.org), a mission for those in need that the family has supported for many years.
Online condolences at: www.bussellfamilyfunerals.com