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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


James Henry Herbold, son of the late Edward Herbold and Mary Ellen Woods Herbold, was born October 11, 1951 in Thayer, Missouri and departed this life on Nov 9, 2019 in Shelby Township, Michigan at the age of 68 years.

He is survived by one sister, Mary Ellen Rucker and her husband, Jerry, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and two brothers, August Herbold and his wife, Dorothy, of Thayer, Missouri, and John Herbold and his wife, Penny, of Jacksonville, Arkansas. A niece Martha Washam and husband Mike, two nephews John Herbold Jr and wife Kim, and Jason Herbold and wife Micki, along with many great-nephews, great-nieces, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Herbold and Ellen Herbold.

He was a graduate of Thayer High School and University of Missouri, Rolla. He was a dedicated employee of General Motors as a design engineer for around 35 years. After retirement from General Motors, he stayed in Michigan. His hobbies included Corvettes and classic cars, car shows, and model car clubs.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Thayer with Father Shoby officiating.  The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Friday evening, November 22nd from 6-8 PM. Interment will be in Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home in Thayer.



  1. John Herbold Jr
    November 20, 2019 @ 10:12 am

    Your warm smile will be missed.

    • Cam Schuster
      November 21, 2019 @ 12:14 pm

      Jim was always my first phone call if I turned anything up Corvette related in my picking jaunts. He would also help me find work when I was between jobs in our up and down auto industry. I sure will miss seeing his friendly face at the Detroit Area Auto Modeler’s shows.

  2. Margie Ellison Busch
    November 22, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

    Sending heartfelt prayers for you all. Hoping all the happy memories you have will get you through this rough time… You are in my thoughts and let me know if there is anything I can do for any of you. Much love…

  3. Debbie Shepard Holloway
    November 23, 2019 @ 6:06 pm

    James, I shall miss you on this earth. You were a special friend to me and I will carry your memory in my heart.