In memory of

Herman Leslie Graham III

May 23, 1972
Oct 26, 2020


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!

Service Information

Viewing and Gathering
Friday November 6, 2020 2-6pm
Johnson Funeral Home
134 Missouri Ave S Salem, OR 97302

Seed of Faith Ministries
865 Medical Center Dr. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301


Messages of Sympathy

  1. Patrice L Byrd says:

    Rest In Power Herm. You will most definitely be missed. Uncle Herm know that I love you and will be praying for the ENTIRE family.

  2. Teja wilson says:

    Ima miss you a lot hermworm, you’ve been there through thick and thin and I thank you for that R.I.P

  3. Neka Collins says:

    The words in Herm's obituary are exactly how I remember him. Always looking out for others and the best at making everyone laugh. You will be missed Herm G. Forever in my heart!

  4. Lasonya says:

    I miss you so much already I will never forget all the fun we had throughout the many years of knowing each other you have always been the best brother to me always been there for my kids and just loved us as if we were your blood family you will never be forgotten your sister for life love you Lasonya

  5. Beverly Haywood ❤ ❤ says:

    My Deepest Condolences May God Comfort The Family ...... LOVE YOU GUYS ❤

  6. Anonymous says:

    My Deepest Condolences May God Comfort The Family ...... LOVE YOU GUYS ❤

  7. Shalonda Johnson says:

    I love you so much cousin..RIH what I would give to just see your face,hug you, and play with your ears as i did a little girl 1more time..Heaven has gained a real angel..R.i.P

  8. Chakira says:

    You will truly be missed I love you daddy your oldest (Chakira)

  9. Cousin Faith Ames & Cousin Jasmine & Kennedy says:

    I love cousin may you rest in everlasting peace and give my Auntie & Dad & other family a big hug for me up there I will see u in his Kingdom

  10. Staff of Johnson Funeral Home says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home with Herm's arrangements. We are so sorry for you loss.

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