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Joseph Lucian Herndon

Joseph Lucian Herndon
November 14, 1948 - August 8, 2021

Joseph Lucian Herndon died on Sunday afternoon, August 8, 2021, of complications from cancer and chemotherapy in The Villages, Florida. Born in Camden, Tennessee on November 14, 1948, he was the second child of Joe Ted Herndon and Anita Hicks Herndon of Bruceton, Tennessee.

He attended school in Bruceton, college at University of the South Sewanee, and graduated with a Masters from Columbia University. A historical preservationist by trade, his resume is studded with extensive rehabilitation projects from around the globe — Old Spanish Fort(1730) in Pascagoula, Mississippi; Qasr Ibrihim (1600's) in Hoffuf, Saudi Arabia; the Old Post Office (1897) in Washington, D.C.; The Rugby Colony (1880's) in Rugby, Tennessee; Union Station (1900) in Nashville, Tennessee; The Germantown neighborhood revitalization (1840's) in Nashville, Tennessee; The Biltmore Hotel (1926) in Miami, Florida and numerous others.

He was a member of the Catholic Church and a great friend to all who knew him. His parents and only sister, Karen Herndon Miller of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, predecease him.

Survivors include his daughter, Meredith Alexa Little of Nashville, Tennessee, and his two sons, Elliott Otto Jepson of Nashville, Tennessee and Gabriel Anthony Herndon of Miami, Florida. His life-time friend and brother-in-law, Dr. Thomas Miller of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, and his two children, Dr. Bryan Thomas Miller and Elizabeth Miller. He also leaves behind his beloved fiancé Geri Mataya of The Villages, Florida.

Funeral and Memorial available at [Source: The Jackson Sun]