A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 9 for a Liberty man who was killed by a CSX train in Murfreesboro on Friday, June 16.
51 year old Richard “Richie” Herman, who was riding his bicycle, was struck by the freight train near Scott and Dashiel Streets, near Medical Center Parkway, according to a report by WGNS in Murfreesboro. The accident occurred around 6 p.m.
The report stated that the CSX train was traveling from North Carolina and through Tennessee when it struck Herman. Reports from police indicate the victim’s bike and backpack were found about 20 feet away from his body.
Herman was a roofer and a Christian. He was born November 1, 1966 in Detroit, Michigan. He is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Bill and Elsie Krimm and maternal grandparents Alvie and Lawanda Herman. Brother, Jimmy Williamson and uncle Melvin Daniel. He is survived by his parents, Sam Herman of Liberty and Dotty Williamson of Detroit. Daughters, Anna and Steven Tarango of Victorville, California and Halana Turner of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Grandsons, Henry and Steven, Jr. Tarango of Victorville, California. Sisters, Cindy Goad of Liberty, Michelle Hickman of Michigan. Aunt, Judy Daniel of Smithville and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Direct cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be July 9, 2017 at Mt. Moriah The Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m.