John Edward Herman, 73, of Christiana passed away at home on July 6 around his loving family.
John was born on July 21, 1947, in DeKalb County to the late John B. and Daisy Herman. He is also preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law Frances and Paul Turner, brother and sister-in-law Bobby and Billie Herman, brother Kenneth Herman, infant sister Carol Ann Herman, niece Julie Herman, brother-in-law Jerry Reeder, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Elaine and Robert Seyl, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Clara and Johnny Eakes, brothers-in-law Gerald Davenport, Joe Chrisman, Henry Perry, Lewis Duke, and sister-in-law Martha Smotherman.
He was survived by his wife Rebecca Herman of Christiana, children Jeff Herman of Christiana, Tommy Herman and Rennita Floyd of Manchester, John Lewis (Laura) Herman of McMinnville, Anita Martin of Smithville, George and Rebekah Jones Christiana, David L. and Sydney Jones of Christiana, 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, brother Jack (Brenda) Herman of Cookeville, sister Kathy (Terry) Coppinger of Seabring, Fla., special nephews John Luther and Terry Turner of McMinnville, sisters in law Sue Duke of Murfreesboro, Margaret Davenport of Woodbury, Rita Chrisman of Bell Buckle, Stella Perry of Murfreesboro, brother-in-law Bud Smotherman of West Warwick, RI., brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Kyle and Debbie Smotherman of Christiana, Steve and Diana Smotherman of Christiana, Cooney and Shelia Smotherman of Christiana, Billy and Shawan Smotherman of Murfreesboro, and Larry Smotherman of Christiana.
John was a retired truck driver and nursery man. Anyone that knew him knows he was quick witted, never met a stranger and loved to make people laugh. He had a joke or story for any situation. He enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, and raising his animals. He was a loving husband, father, and brother. Out of all his roles that he had in life the one he loved the most was grandpa. He loved to watch his grandchildren fish, laugh, and play.
Visitation with the family will be held at Murfreesboro Funeral Home on Friday, July 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with the service to follow at 12 p.m. Interment will be at Whitworth Cemetery with Lee-Allen Turner officiating.
Murfreesboro Funeral Home, 145 Innsbrooke Blvd., Murfreesboro, is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 9, 2021