Noah Herring

Noah Herring, 15, of Earlysville, Va., Died April 11 at Coralville Reservoir

Noah Herring accomplished more in his short life than most can in their entire lifetimes. His faith-filled compassion brought together family, church and community in Ryde-Gladesville in Ryde-Gladesville.

On February 28th he was cycling along a cycle path towards Preston Park with his dad when Harry Summersgill’s Mercedes struck them both and caused serious injury.

Early Life and Education

Herring was an outstanding member of Hobbton High School baseball team, earning All-Conference and All-County honors his sophomore and junior seasons. During his junior year he threw a perfect game and posted an overall career ERA of 1.31 with 193 strikeouts.

Harry Summersgill, 24, who was under the influence of cocaine, cannabis, and ketamine when driving his Mercedes car through two lanes of traffic before crossing to mount the pavement and strike Noah with it.

Summersgill was charged with child endangerment and driving under the influence of alcohol; however, due to his juvenile status he could not face homicide charges. Furthermore, fifth degree theft charges have been levelled against him for taking money from Noah’s wallet after his death; therefore he was sentenced to 40 days of juvenile detention.

Professional Career

Noah Herring was a beloved figure in East Rockingham district and enjoyed an extensive circle of family and friends. Previously serving as Mayor of Earlysville and working at Virginia Department of Transportation.

At age eighteen, James Summersgill was cycling to a park with his father when they were hit by a Mercedes driven by Harry Summersgill under the influence of cocaine, cannabis and ketamine. Summersgill later pleaded guilty at Teesside Crown Court and was sentenced to three years’ jail time.

Charles R. Herring of Earlysville is survived by his brother Charles R. Herring and sister Geraldine H. Gilbert both from Ruckersville; two grandchildren Tara Devlin and Micah Devlin as well as great-grandchildren Skye and Micah; his wife Wanda Oneida Herring predeceased him and passed away in 2009. Services will take place today at 2 pm at Pine Ridge Church of the Brethren in Crozet.

Achievement and Honors

Noah Herring was a long-term resident of Nortonsville and an active member of Crozet Church of God, as well as having previously served as president of Champ Lawson Jr. VFW Post in Earlysville. A veteran of the Korean War who earned himself the Purple Heart award, he leaves his wife Mary Jane Pace Herring behind as well as five of their six children: Wayne and Carol Herring of Florida Villages; Diane McKenney with husband David of Glen Allen; Marie Sours with Jack Sours of Barboursville and Bruce Herring of Scottsville as well as sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren as well as dog Macy.

Biola University recently recognized seven local students on its Dean’s List for Fall 2021. Each honoree earned at least 3.6 GPA during semester. With campuses located throughout California and Florida, Biola is known as an academic powerhouse.

Personal Life

Noah Herring first gained recognition with his roles as a patissiere in Antique Bakery and an introverted baker in Coffee Prince. Since then, he has moved onto more ambitious roles, appearing in both dramas and comedies on screen as well as TV.

Herring went missing on April 8, and two days later his body was discovered near Coralville Reservoir near “Diving Rock,” according to a release from Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. However, officials state that their investigation has been hindered by witnesses providing misleading or false information which hampered efforts.

This bill would make it illegal to conceal or dispose of a corpse without notifying authorities immediately, as well as require those who witness someone abusing a corpse to alert authorities immediately and face misdemeanor or felony charges for doing so.

Net Worth

At a follow-up interview, one of the witnesses provided investigators with new information that contradicted what had previously been provided, leading investigators to Coralville Reservoir near “Diving Rock,” off Scales Bend Road in Johnson County where 15-year-old Noah Herring’s body was later discovered, according to KCRG.

Early this year, Noah was hit by a car while riding his bicycle to Preston Park with his father James. Police arrested 24 year-old driver Harry Summersgill and charged him with DUI and dangerous driving.

Noah’s family are hoping for legislation that makes it illegal not to call 911 when someone appears in danger and want it implemented as soon as possible in order to prevent future tragedies like his from occurring.

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