Herman Davis, Jr., was born to the parents of Herman Davis, Sr., and Florence Jones-Davis of Robbins, IL on August 30, 1955. He was the fourth child of twelve siblings.
Herman accepted Christ at an early age. He was a lifelong member of New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Robbins, IL.
Herman graduated from Dwight D. Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, IL. While attending there, he was a player on the championship football team. He also attended and graduated from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL. He received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Finance. It was here he met his wife-to-be, Joanne Edwards, at the Sadie Hawkins dance in August 1976.
Herman and Joanne had two children – Tabitha Alexis Davis (deceased) and Janeise Chantai Davis. Herman was a loving, caring, and devoted father and husband. Family was very important to him.
Herman worked in the business sector for many years. Some of his prominent roles included working for Continental Bank as a Loan Analyst, Metra Railroad as a Budget Analyst, and Cermak Health Services for Cook County Corrections as a Computer Technician.
In his last years, he switched from desk jobs to an outdoor job environment with the Cook County Forest Preserves. He really enjoyed this work due to his love of nature.
Herman was an avid chess player. He enjoyed playing computer-generated chess games for hours. He liked traveling and feeding birds. He enjoyed reading his Bible and watching movies.
On May 18, 2022, God called his child, Herman Davis, Jr., home. Herman was preceded in death by his father, Herman, Sr., mother, Florence Davis, daughter, Tabitha Alexis Davis, brother, David Davis, and sisters, Sherrie Davis, and Gloria Davis-Ward.
He leaves to mourn wife Joanne, daughter Janeise, sisters Alice Garrett (Merrillville, IN), Diane Parham (Matteson, IL), Barbara Davis (Calumet City, IL), Regina Davis (University Park, IL), Sheila (Evans) Bond (Markham, IL), Marilee Davis (Poznan, IL), brothers Jeffrey Davis (Robbins, IL) and Jonathan Davis (Chicago Heights, IL). He also leaves behind aunts and uncles, a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
Published by Legacy Remembers on Jun. 3, 2022.
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