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. Littlefawn Redhorn says:

    Well herm this hit me like a ton of bricks you will always hold a special place in my heart.

  2. Jessie Mccormick says:

    Herm or HG The Great.. you will forever be missed and loved by me. I have never in all my 41 years met a man like you.. You challenged me daily and I thank you. I will see you again .. I love you ..

  3. Anonymous says:

    Blessings to your family. I'm sorry to hear of their loss. You are so loved. Rest in Peace.

  4. Krystle and romell reyes says:

    Herman was always on the move looking for that next come up. He was the best never let no one tell him he can't do nothing he just looks at you and give that big smile then say yeah right lol. I'm going to miss you each and every day. Romell talks about you all the time. We miss you so much babe all this is still so not real. I'm just waiting for the day you pick up that phone and say PLUMPY guess what it's but in the back of my mind I know your looking down on us. Just please be my light daddy love romell and Krystle RIP Herman....

  5. Jonava Johnson (Cousin Kitten) says:

    Lil Herm I miss your smile and your playful ways! Rest In Peace.

  6. Mary Moore Johnson says:

    You have my deepest condolence for the loss of your brother your son and your grandfather and father bring that the family stays together and love each other love you guys Aunt Mary

  7. Royalty Shells says:

    Fly high uncle herm just because you not here with us physically doesn’t mean your not here with us spiritually everything that’s look like a lost doesn’t mean it’s a lost this is a celebration because you can rest with no worries and now you are free and can watch over all of us and protect us from what we cannot see it was such a pleasure to have known you and one day we shall me again love you uncle herm fly high

  8. Rev. Carlos Head in Atlanta says:

    Life is such that we never feel like we have enough time with those that depart this physical world. The physical loss seems to take a piece of us with them. I'm sure that words don't ease your pain, but here's to hoping that where you can no longer physically see Herm out of your physical eyes. you can always close your eyes and see him in your heart through your spiritual eyes; and keep Herm alive in your hearts. There may he always live forever.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I send my condolences to the family of this great man. May he rest peacefully.

  10. Jonnita Nelson says:

    My deepest condolences and prayers to his family. Herm was a big ball of laughs when he stepped in a room . The coolest guy you ever want to meet.

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