In Memory of

Herman Leslie Graham III

May 23, 1972–October 26, 2020

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About Herman Leslie Graham III

Herman Leslie Graham III, also known as “Big Herm” or “Herm”  unexpectedly passed away on Monday, Oct 26, 2020, in Salem, Oregon at the young age of 48.

Herman was born on May 23, 1972, in Portland, Oregon, to Joni Kaye Cavil and Herman Graham Jr.

Herman spent most of his childhood in Mableton, Georgia where he graduated from Pebblebrook High School and then went on to join the US Navy. After serving for a few years, he later in life returned to his birthplace Portland, OR to be closer to his mother.

Herman was one of a kind! He had a beautiful spirit and everyone loved when he came around. He was most passionate about making sure his family and friends were ok. He would always greet them with a big hug and a warm, genuine smile. Everyone loved when Herm came around.

Herman leaves to mourn hi father Herman L. Graham Jr. and his children, Herman L. Graham IV, Shikira Graham of Atlanta, GA, Sheyanna, Malikai, MaKaylee, Legend Graham of Portland, OR, his brother Ricky Timmons of Burlington, IA, his sisters, Khristy Lewis of Vancouver, WA, and Kimberly Lawson of Dallas, TX, and a host of family members and long-time friends.   

Preceding him in death is his Mother, Joni Kaye Lewis, and Grandmother Annie E. Cavil.

Herman will truly be missed, we are thankful for the time and the many memories that we will always cherish.

Honorary Pallbearers

Herman Leslie Graham IV                            Joe Woods III

Ricky Timmons                                                 Copelan Dunn

Robert Lee Cavil                                               Quincy Crawford


Herman’s family wishes to thank everyone for their love, support, and prayers during our time of grief. Your many acts of kindness has sincerely been appreciated.

           May God Bless and Keep You!