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Herman Edward Davis

March 3, 1935 — January 31, 2024

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Herman Edward Davis, transitioned from this earthly life to eternal life on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. 

 

Herman was always an ambitious, service and business-oriented man. Herman founded and ran two puzzle companies that highlighted black historical figures. Herman was a community activist and always served the community. He successfully ran a campaign to close liquor stores in close vicinity to his neighborhood elementary schools. He continued service to his community by serving in leadership roles as the president of the South Shore Commission and Bryn Mawr East organization in Chicago that ran the managed integration program to prevent housing value decline during a period of racial change. His community service continued when he moved to Tennessee, becoming the first Black to serve on the city council, first as vice mayor (3 years) and then as mayor (4 years). He was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. where he was very active in his younger years. 

 

Herman loved the Lord and his family. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Rita, his 4 daughters from his first marriage; Penny (David), Chiaka, Jennifer, and Holly, his 2 sons by marriage Jared (Laura), Michael (Amanda), his brother Jeffrey (Dorothy), sister Eula, 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and loved ones. 

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

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Omega Psi Phi Memorial Service

Friday, February 16, 2024

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Friday, February 16, 2024

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Friday, February 16, 2024

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Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery

7931 McCrory Ln, Nashville, TN 37221

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