THOMAS ROBERT HERBERT, 63, OF EXETER Thomas Robert Herbert, 63, of Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA, died Oct. 15, 2013 in the Philadelphia VA Hospital. He was the husband of Carol Ann (Wambold) Herbert. Born in Phoenixville, PA, he was the son of the late Robert Gamble Herbert and Terry (Caffrey) Herbert Yeager of Phoenixville. A US Army veteran of the Viet Nam War, he held various jobs in the auto repair industry. A lifetime member of the B00BIE NATION charities organization, he raced Late Model Stock Cars at Grandview Speedway. He was known as the "Pink Panther" car 18. He had 12 wins in his career. Herbert Brothers Racing also raced go karts at Marsh Creek Speedway with his son John as the driver. John won Championships there. His wife Carol also raced go karts. The last project completed was a replica of the 1969 Camaro that Tom raced in 1977. It was taken to car shows along with a live Pink Panther mascot. Tom also enjoyed building model cars. Surviving, in addition to his wife and mother are one son, John, husband of KaLin Herbert, Birdsboro, PA; two daughters, Shannon Herbert, Birdsboro, and Rachael Herbert, Belgium; one brother, Gary Herbert and his fianc, Jodi Potts, Birdsboro; one stepbrother, Thomas H., husband of Louise Yeager, Chester Springs, PA; one niece, Kelly, wife of Wes Rose, Glenside, PA; two stepsisters, Linda, wife of Oscar Brunner, Pottstown, PA, and Eileen, wife of Kevin Barregarye, Boyertown, PA, and three grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Limerick Garden of Memories, 44 Swamp Pike, Limerick, PA on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at 12 p.m. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the chapel. Interment in Limerick Garden of Memories. Memorial Contributions-Donations can be made to B00BIE NATION charities. Please visit www.herbertbrothersracing.com for instructions. Dengler Funeral Home, Inc., Birdsboro, PA is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Mercury on Oct. 17, 2013