Herman Grier Sr.

Herman Grier Sr.

Thursday June 19th, 1930 - Saturday December 26th, 2020
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Mr. Herman Grier, Sr., 90, was born June 19, 1930, to the late Willie Lee Grier and Irene Hughley Grier in Camp Hill, AL. He entered into eternal rest on December 26, 2020, at a local hospital in Chattanooga, TN.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, a retired educator, and a member of Washington Hills United Methodist Church.

As a father and educator, Herman Grier, Sr. strove to take care of people; to guide and encourage them to succeed. In his retirement, he remained a vigilant educator and prepared his grandson in both academic and life lessons. Through the lessons and the example he set, he taught his son the meaning of being a good father. He was a direct and assertive man who would always encourage you to move forward when you felt weak. Like his late wife, as an educator, he cared for many as if they were his family. He will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and by 25 days, his Gloria Grier.

Those left to cherish his loving memory include his son, Herman Grier, Jr.,; daughter-in-law, Margaret Grier; grandson, Herman Grier, III, all of Chattanooga, TN; his church family and many friends.

Public Viewing will be held from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Friday, January 8, 2021 at the funeral home, followed by a graveside service at 1:00 pm. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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  • Visitation

    Friday January 8th, 2021 | 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Friday January 8th, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm
    John P. Franklin Funeral Home
    1101 Dodds Avenue
    Chattanooga, TN 37404
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  • Graveside Service

    Friday January 8th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Friday January 8th, 2021 1:00pm
    Chattanooga National Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Barbara Shepherd

Posted at 11:10pm
Sending prayers of God’s comfort and strength to the family of Herman and Gloria Grier. I had the pleasure of serving under Mr. Grier during my teaching career with HCDE at Calvin Donaldson Elementary. He was a firm and passionate administrator that was still open to new ideas and suggestions that elevated learning experiences for the children we served. His beautiful wife Gloria was always there supporting us. May they both rest in eternal peace.
Barbara Shepherd

sheliah rivers

Posted at 02:17pm
Herman Jr., I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your parents so close together. As close as they were, they would not have had it any other way. I am praying that the Lord will provide you and yours with peace and comfort during this time of bereavement.
Love you Cuz,
Sheliah Rivers

sheliah rivers

Posted at 10:12am
Herman Jr., I am so sorry for the loss of both of your parents in such a short period of time. God certainly makes no mistakes. I am praying for you and your family that you will be comforted in the days and months ahead.
Love you Cuz,
Sheliah Rivers

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Posted at 02:25pm
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Jacquelyn Atkerson

Posted at 08:24pm
Herman, I am so sorry that you are so soon walking this path again. I am praying for you and your family.

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