Herb Duer

Born on June 10, 1940

Departed on June 18, 2017

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Herb Duer, well respected in the Business Furniture industry passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 18, 2017.  He’s been in the industry for 36+ years. Always looked forward to Neocon, the main convention for the business furniture industry.  While there he loved reuniting with so many of his industry friends.



Born June 10, 1940, raised on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in the town of Onancock.  A graduate of the University of Richmond.  Ran cross-country and played baseball while at the University of Richmond.


Avid horseman throughout his life dating back to 10 years old with his first pony named “Pardner”.   Enjoyed hanging out at the stable on weekends.  Lover of golf, baseball (avid fan of Baltimore Orioles), sports cars, Willie Nelson and books by Larry McMurtry


 Enjoyed trips to the beach with wife Kathy, “guy” trips with his nephews, son and brother, golf outings with his industry friends.  Always enjoyed visiting his brother and family in Cleveland, Ohio.


If you knew Herb, you were a friend for life. 


Survived by his wife Kathy Duer, son Scott (Diana) Duer, of Midway, UT  Stepdaughter Lindsay (Luke) Trantum of Gallatin, TN.  Brother Bill Duer of Cleveland, Ohio, nephews Ben, Brian, James Duer and niece Emily Quarrick, 6 great nephews and 2 great nieces and two grandsons.


Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 24 at Hendersonville Funeral Home.  Visitation is 1-2:30pm, service begins at 2:30pm  with internment immediately following in the Memory Gardens.


In lieu of flowers, please send donations to River Edge Farm Horse Rescue, Inc. P O Box 692, Lyles, TN 37098.


Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Funeral Home, & Cremation Center is honored to celebrate the life of Herb Duer. hendersonvillefh.com, 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy. Hendersonville, TN 37075, (615) 824-3855

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6 Comments to Herb Duer

  1. Jo Ann Jagodzinski
    June 20, 2017 2:11 pm

    Herb was one of the kindest, gentelest people I have ever met. I knew Herb from the office furniture industry and learned so much from him. He had a passion for ergonomic seating that I can’t even describe. I am truly going to miss the talks we had and the sound of his laugh. My heart goes out to his family ❤ Herb was a very special person we were so lucky to have him on this earth. God wanted him home for some reason and I have comfort in knowing that I can can talk to him whenever I need to. Rest in Peace Herb. You have touched the lives of so many

  2. Joe C Mannina
    June 20, 2017 9:07 pm

    Herb was a Gentleman and Friend. Herb and I met through our association in the Office Furniture Industry. As I recall We met in the late 80’s and discovered that we both loved Horses and Golf. I had the pleasure of playing several rounds of Golf with Herb and always enjoyed His Friendly jabs at My game. We also had some good times at the “Old NOPA” meetings as well as NEOCON.

    Kathy, remember all the Happy Times You and Herb had together; those memories will ease the pain You are feeling now.

    You and Your family ARE and WILL be in My Prayers.

  3. Patty Shol
    June 22, 2017 10:24 pm

    Herb was my brother-in-law. I always thought he was a perfect southern gentleman. I loved the way he said Kathy’s name….Kaaaaathy.
    Herb was always so calm and easy going. Kathy and him made a great pair!
    Herb will be missed by our family.

  4. Cal & Sue Beegle
    June 23, 2017 10:44 am

    I had the pleasure of knowing Herb and he was without a doubt a Gentlemen and the most down to earth person you could ever meet. I remember him calling me and saying he wanted to go to Nebraska because he had never been there before. We did make the trip and we talked all the way there and back. Kathy, I never had the opportunity to meet you but Herb always talked about you. We are so sorry for your loss. Herb will be missed!

  5. Michele & Mike Conrath
    July 9, 2017 2:26 pm

    It was a blessing to know Herb, one of the kindest, sweetest men. Kathy, we loved having you and Herb as neighbors for all those years in Hendersonville. We will always look back fondly. Please know our thoughts are with you and we are so sorry for your loss.

  6. Gerry Nelson
    July 10, 2017 4:13 pm

    I will always remember Herb. A friend, a business leader and just a great guy. Kathy, Herb and I traveled the Dakota’s together. I still remember asking him to get out of the car on the freeway, because he was talking to me about what a wonderful guy Rush Limbaugh was. Of course I was kidding, but Herb knew how to get my goat. A nice man. He was a friend.

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