Name: David Ames Herbert

Date of Birth: 1918-07-02
Date of Death: 2017-09-21
David Ames Herbert, age 99, died on September 21, 2017 after a brief illness. Born in Worthington, Minnesota, Dave earned a BA from Carleton College in 1940 and an MA from LSU in 1948. Dave and Gloe Taylor married in 1942 and moved to Auburn in 1946. Gloe passed away in 1998. During World War II Dave served in the Army Band at Camp Wheeler, Georgia, and after the war became Assistant Band Director at Auburn University (then, Alabama Polytechnic Institute). In 1951, he became AU’s first full time Band Director, serving until 1955. Dave was credited with starting the marching band at Auburn University. Dave and Gloe owned and operated Herbert Music store in Auburn until 1973. During that time he completed a Ph.D. in Education Counseling from Auburn University, joined the Psychological Counseling Staff at the VA Hospital in Tuskegee, and later assumed the role of Chief of Psychological Service at the VA Hospital at Fort Howard, Maryland. He retired in 1984 as Chief of Psychological Service from the VA in Tuskegee. He became well known for his new ‘behavioral approach’ for counseling veterans suffering with what was to be later identified as Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Dave was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn where he served as Choir Director and was a faithful member until his death. He is survived by his daughter, Gloe Ann Dyne (Tom), sons; Dr. David Ames Herbert, Jr. (Julee) and Dr. Joseph Minor Herbert (Trish), seven grandchildren, David Britton Herbert (Samantha), Anne Randolph Herbert, James Taylor Herbert (Aubrey), Joseph Ames Herbert, Mary Elizabeth Herbert Williamson (Chris), Samuel Patrick Herbert, Kathryn Myles Herbert, and five great grandchildren, Lillian Grace Herbert, Anna Isabel Herbert, Clara Lawrence Worley, Vera Gloe Herbert, and Ames Moore Herbert. A memorial service will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn, Alabama at 10:00am (CST), October 7, 2017. Donations in Dave’s name may be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 Church Drive, Auburn, AL 36830. Alabama Funeral Homes and Cremation Centers of Dadeville are in charge of the arrangements. www.alabamafuneralhomes.com



Bill Havron     Another Icon of our youth while growing up in Auburn has left us. He will always be in our memory until we meet again. God's peace be with the Herbert family.
T.W     I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s never easy accepting the loss of a loved one. The Bible makes this comforting promise at John 5:28, Those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice (Jesus), and come out. By means of an earthly resurrection, you will be reunited with your loved one to share wonderful times together again. May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief.


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