Ben W. Harris Herman, born March 12, 1936, passed away on March 15, 2015.
He was preceded in death by his parents Hooper Herman and Sara Frances Ashford Herman. Survived by his sons: Ronnie and wife Marsha Herman, and Mike and wife Joanna Herman. Grandchildren, Jacob and Katie Herman. Brother, Leonard Herman and special friend Helen Groce.
After graduating from MTSU he started teaching in the Jefferson Community in DeKalb County in 1958 where he spent most of his 35 year career. He pursued further education and received his Master's degree later in life. During his extensive career, he held various posts including principal, history and social studies teacher, and even taught hundreds of DeKalb County teenagers how to drive. His last position was teaching 5th grade social studies at DeKalb Middle School.
Ben was always an entertainer--he always had a story to tell or a song to sing. For years, he had various musical adventures around middle Tennessee. He was a local personality on WJLE and wrote stories for the local paper. His love for his family and former students was always expressed through his recordings and writings.
He will be missed by his family, friends, students, and community.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Honored American Veterans Afield, PO Box 60727, Longmeadow MA 01116 or local donations can be made to the DeKalb Animal Coalition.
Visitation will be at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 17 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. Burial will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Leonard Herman will officiate.