Larry Herald – Former KRWA Board Member Passes July 21, 2020


Larry Herald – Former KRWA Board Member Passes July 21, 2020

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Larry Herald today, July 21, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.  Larry was born in Prestonsburg, KY on January 20, 1948 and is survived by his wife Karen Conley Herald, son Tim Herald, daughter Betsey Herald, daughter-in law Alka Herald and four grandchildren.

Larry Herald served on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Rural Water Association (KRWA) from 2006 through 2012, holding numerous positions with KRWA, most notably, President from 2010 to 2012.  Larry gave unstintingly of his time and energies to promote the development and distribution of rural water supplies, not only to the Paintsville Utilities, but also to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the United States of America.  He provided exemplary service, leadership and commitment to Kentucky’s water and wastewater utilities and was instrumental in the growth and success of the Kentucky Rural Water Association.

In his tenure as Manager of Paintsville Utilities from 1998 to 2012, Larry was able to secure an agreement with the US Corps of Engineers to build a much needed water treatment plant utilizing the Paintsville Lake as a new and much cleaner water source.  This achievement will continue to serve the citizens of Paintsville and Johnson County well into the future.  Taken from us too soon, we reflect on Larry’s work and his legacy…a wonderful human example of dignity, respect and joy for his life’s work.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Phelps and Son Funeral Home, 1701 Euclid Avenue Paintsville Kentucky.

***Please be advised that the visitation and funeral previously scheduled for Larry Herald on Thursday July 23rd and Friday July 24th has been changed to a later date to be determined by the family.  Once these arrangements are scheduled, the public will be notified.***

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Paintsville.