Herbert R. Baylor
July 2, 1958 – May 1, 2019
Herbert Reginald Baylor, known as “Herb” by friends and family, was born to the late Mary Baylor and the late Benjamin F. Baylor, Sr. on July 2, 1958. He departed this life on May 1, 2019. Herbert Joined the Brown Grove Baptist Church, in Ashland, VA at an early age. He Joined the United States Marine Corp. after school and immediately began service until retiring after 20 years. On October 1, 2003, Herbert married Tammy Lynn Peregrine and they resided in Chester, Virginia. He was a devoted husband, Herbert and Tammy became members of Ironbridge Baptist Church where he was a faithful church worker in different capacities. God made something beautiful in Herbert’s life; for even in sickness there was laughter and joy; strength and faithfulness, compassion and encouragement.
Herbert leaves to cherish his memories a very devoted wife, Tammy Lynn Baylor; three children, from a former marriage, Kristen Marie Rodriguez, Tracy Denise Elliott (John) and Daniel Lee Baylor (Cortney); five grandchildren, Kayla, Corbin, Taylor, Brianna and Landon; one sister, Pam Sopall (Marcos); aunts Shirley King, Betty Lazano, (Alturo); uncles, Thaddeus ”Sonny” Jones (LaVerne), Lanny Jones (Gracie); several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law Karen Wilhelm (Jim); sisters-in-law, Susan Peregrine-Cain and Marie Herrera (Jesse); brother-in-law Michael Peregrine (Jeannine); two devoted childhood friends, David Fields and Sandra Watkins.
Memorial Service is to be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Ironbridge Baptist Church, 10900 Ironbridge Road, Chester, VA 23831. A dessert reception will follow at the church.
RIP my dear, dear friend 🙏🏾
REST IN PEACE🙏🙏 GREAT GUY ALWAYS KEEP ME LAUGHING.. PRAYERS GOING OUT TO THE FAMILY
Rest in Peace, Herbert
My condolences to the Baylor famiIy. I express my sincere sympathy 🙏🏽🙏🏽
My Prayers are going out to the Baylor Family . We grew up together. RIP, Herbert.
Rest In Peace , Herbert. Sincerely, Loretta
Prayers of peace and comfort to the Baylor family.
Rest in enternal peace Herbert
Class of 76
Prayers to the family for comfort and strength
Sympathy To the Alll the family 🙏🙏
May you rest in peace, bless you and your family
On behalf of Elizabeth Smith (Lizzie) and family,
Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the Baylor family. May God grant you peace and comfort at this difficult time.
Our memories of Herbert growing up in the Brown Grove community will be forever cherished. Rest In Peace.
Rest In Peace Herb
Heartfelt sympathies. I will always remember Herbert as a very happy person with a big smile
Herbert was such a nice and fun-loving guy … I know he will be missed dearly by everyone … Prayers for God’s peace and strength during this most difficult time … RIP, dear Herbert… 🙏🌹🙏🌹🙏
My sinceresti condolences to the family on your loss.
Mr.Herb I miss time at church it feel like you mentor to me you always funny person even know my family for a year it been eight months when you to be with Jesus I never forget you I will help mrs. tammy to solider to so be solider remember when my uniform is put on . I will miss you
I worked with “Herb” back in 2001/2002. He was a good supervisor and friend. He taught me so much. Herb I want to say THANK YOU.
The greatest man ever formed in the history of the universe. I mean this with all my heart and soul. You took me as a child under your wing and turned me from a patrol officer into a Sergeant in as m,any weeks. You also recommended that I join the military, I did. And am now being taken care of by that military after 6 years of service and two deployments to Iraq. Thank you ever so much for all that you were and are. We love you with all of our hearts and know that you are in a better place. I just wish I could thank you in person for being such an amazing role model and teacher. You will forever be in our hearts and side by side with our souls.
To one of my best friends and Marine Corps brother. I miss you Semper Fi Marine
You unknowingly were one of my early mentors. I respected your knowledge and leadership! I was proud to be a fellow “ Herb” thank you for your leadership Ssgt Baylor!
Rest In Peace, my Marine Corps brother! I felt a need to search for Herb lately and just found out about his passing today. My heartfelt wishes for his family to have comfort in their grief and to take pride in having such a great man in their family. His impact on others is significantly more far reaching than his family may imagine. I met Herb in 1988 as a new Second Lieutenant assigned to Battery R, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment in 29 Palms, CA. Herb was SSGT Baylor then and was the Platoon Sergeant of the Guns Platoon that I was made the Platoon Commander. The close relationship between a Commander and his Sergeant is of critical importance for both people. Especially as my first SNCO to share leadership with, Herb set the standard of what that relationship should be for all subsequent assignments that I would have in my career. He taught me how to be a better leader, Officer and person. I will remember what Herb taught me for the rest of my life. I cherish the time and experiences that we shared and he is one of the major people that helped formed who I am today. I will miss him terribly and will never forget him.
James F. Wilson
Major, USMC (Combat Veteran)
WOW. I was just discussing the best SSGT I had the privilege of serving with. Tried looking him up only to discover his passing. I served with this great man and LT Wilson while attached to 5/11. Herb and I became friends very quickly. He convinced me to join the 29 Palms Fire Department as volunteers. He and I loved our lunch workouts. He always talked about his wife and kids. He inspired me to become a father and start my family. He made me a better person and stronger “Doc”. I am so sad that I did not search sooner and reconnect. He was an AMAZING Marine, better friend and colleague, but most of all he was an Inspirational Man that will forever be missed. To the family, I’m sorry for this huge loss and late knowledge of his passing. Just know he impacted my life in ways words can’t explain and there are many others that feel this same way. It was an honor to serve and know such a great person. Rest in peace Herb. Your infectious smile and personality shines down upon us. Semper Fi.
I woke up this morning here in Buckeye, AZ, and Herb Baylor came to my mind. Here’s my story of my brother Herb Marine. I came across Herb nickname blue in Okinawa, Japan, in 1979. He was with Mike Battery 3/12. Years later, we would both be checking into Alpha Btry 1/12 in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, when we became closer and deployed twice with the unit.
Herb was married to Cheryl [who was from Chicago Illionois] and pregnant at the time, and later in 1981 or 82, she gave birth to their little girl Kristi whom my wife Monica would watch while Cherry worked until her end of the Marine Corps contract.
Oh my goodness, Herb’s beautiful smile and white teeth; he loved to wrestle, and I would watch him wrestle our Navy Corpsman [Doc Roundtree] those two would go at it for hours daily on the USS Dubuque LPD in our berthing compartment; Doc and Herb we’re buddies; he played dominoes and truly enjoyed life.
He and I would go on liberty together and walk the streets in the Philippines, watching all the Marines and Sailors doing their thing; we enjoyed watching out for our Marines of A 1/12.
Herb wore a high and tight, very little hair on top of his head; he shined like a diamond. A great example of a Marine leader.
We ran into each other in 1985-86 at 29Palms CA while I was assigned to another job; he and his family and mine would get together and once again picked up where we left off in Hawaii.
My wife Monica and I send our condolences to all of his family and friends. Semper Fi.
I know this now, and I am saddened to learn of his passing; To anyone who reads this, knows Herb made a difference in this world.
SgtMaj Terry L Jessip USMC (Ret)
Email: [email protected]
Herb was our class Sargent at the Sheriff Academy and very respected. He was a friend, leader and great guy with a sense of humor. Blessed to have known Herb. RIP my brother 15-Romeo.