Herman Cain
1945 - 2020
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Herman Cain was a business executive best known for seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

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Published in Baltimore Sun on Jul. 30, 2020.
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August 5, 2020
I retired in December of 2009 but my old boss asked me to come to Atlanta to work for 6 month in early 2011. While there the 2012 presidential election was getting underway. I saw Herman on television and heard him on the radio. I was impressed with his conservative views and what he had to say. I was fortunate enough to attend his speech to run for president in 2012. I along with 3 or four thousand other energized people attended to hear him speak. I liked what he had to say. He embodied in my mind of what black americans could become of what my grandfather had fought for in the US civil war. My grandfather was wounded 5 times but survived the war and later moved to Kansas to become a farmer in 1876. What Herman Cain illustrated to me was what a man could become as the result of a father, mother, grandparents and family and community and a God who loved and encouraged each other. My heart grieves for his family and friends and the model he was and is to all Americans, both black and white. I love you Herman Cain and will sorely miss you as will millions of other American. We know your soul is at rest with our Lord, Jesus Christ.
kenneth mosteller
Friend
August 5, 2020
I am going to miss seeing him at family gatherings. He was always very friendly and kept a smile on this face. I have prayed to God to comfort and strengthen his wife and children and all whom are deeply sadden from his passing.
Angeli Bradshaw
Family
August 5, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Mr.Cain ,I was so hopeing he would get better when I first heard about he was in the hospital.he will be missed so much R.I.P Cain
Dorothy Griffin
Acquaintance
August 5, 2020
He was a great man in all respects. We will miss him terribly.
John McTier
Friend
August 5, 2020
I first meet Gloria and Herman when they moved to Stockbridge, Ga. Two of the most kindest people, who always meet you with a smiling face. We have lost a person who always made everyone feel special. We will miss his leadership and the Voice he spoke for us. He taught us to Fight the Fight. My love to Gloria, the children and family.
Regina Meeks
Friend
August 5, 2020
You were an inspiration to so many. It was such a shock to hear about your passing. I stayed so depressed most of the day. We needed you but God had other plans. God watch over and protect your family.
Vicky
Friend
August 5, 2020
What a smart, decent, and affable man! You will be missed! Peace, comfort, and strength to the family.
FRED SOULE
August 5, 2020
Such a wonderful man that loved his Country and his family. I loved listening to you on talk radio and will always remember you saying, “write that down Shanie B.” You would have been a Great President but God had different plans for you. I know you are watching over President Trump and his family. My condolences to your family and friends. God Bless you all for giving us this time we had to listen to him on talk radio. May you Rest In Peace Herman Cain. You will be missed.
Cindy Zawolik
August 5, 2020
Such a wonderful man that loved his Country and his family. I loved listening to you on talk radio and will always remember you saying, “write that down Shanie B.” He would have been a Great President but God had different plans for him. I know he is watching over President Trump and his family. My condolences to his family and friends. My you Rest In Peace Herman Cain. You will be missed.
Cindy Zawolik
August 5, 2020
I enjoyed watching Hernan on Fox News. He was a great American and will be missed by many.
Tara Kershner
August 5, 2020
My sincere condolences...my youngest daughter met Mr Cain at PSU fall of 2012. She got a " kick" out of his sense of humor.
August 5, 2020
Bold prayers for you all as you go on
Linda Bright
August 5, 2020
May God bless your soul and praying for your family
Leonard Woods
Friend
August 5, 2020
We Took every Opportunity to listen to you on the radio You were an inspirational Speaker And a Kind Person. You Are Missed
Dave and Carolyn Drumm
Acquaintance
August 5, 2020
We always stopped and listened when Mr Cain spoke. This world has lost a highly respected man.
Susan H
August 4, 2020
I will miss those talks with Mr. Cain, as I would address him, despite he repeatedly insisting that I call him Herman, he gave me a pass due to the explanation of "that's how my parent's taught me to address my elders". Mr. Cain lived in, and was a fellow member the Eagles Landing Country Club. Mr. Cain had a wealth of wisdom, that he was willing to share, if you were willing to listen. He was always a nice man, from the first time I met him at Bennie's Shoes in Atlanta as he was exiting with Mrs. Cain, back in 2011, to when I moved into the Eagles Landing Country Club, and we reconnected as folks in the community. He ALWAYS spoke so highly of his family, and how important they were to him, as a man. I remember on one occasion when I was at the Country Club, in the lounge, when Mr. Cain was stopping in, in order to "Come home with dinner; a pizza, and he turned to me and said, with my wife in earshot, "See, this is how you earn a get-out-the-dog-house card", We both smiled. My wife smiled and laughed. Mr. Cain was a Kind-kind soul. I will miss him, down here in Eagles Landing, but his spirit still lives on. To Mrs. Gloria, Melanie, and Vincent, Mr. Cain was a beaming example of how I want to be as a husband, and father. Thank you for sharing him with us.
Calvin Sanders
Neighbor
August 4, 2020
Deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Cain's passing. I truly would ask God why he allowed Mr. Cain to leave us, as he was such a great example to so many of us and he would have made a wonderful president. I so enjoyed listening to Mr. Cain's commentary and perspective on Fox News and how we need men like him leading us. I do, however, know that our Heavenly Father is the author of our souls and know the path he wants his son, Mr. Cain to on now. We will miss him. God bless his family and friends that their hearts will be mended and peace abide.
Christine Coleman
August 4, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Herman Cain was a Patriot and a highly respected man that I would have been proud to call my President. Mr. Cain was entertaining, smart, accomplished and humble. Rest in God’s Grace Herman . ✝
Vickie Kells
Acquaintance
August 4, 2020
Herman my husband and I admired you so much RIP
Max W. & Geraldine S. Beavers
August 4, 2020
You where a great man and you will surely be missed. Rest in Peace and blessings to the family
Brenda Hammett
Student
August 4, 2020
Thank you for sharing your life with us, the American people.
Ellen Hancock Hudachek
August 4, 2020
I will miss watching you. Bless your family. may you Rest in Peace.
Carol Taylor
Acquaintance
August 4, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Cain’s passing.
He will be greatly missed

Cheryl Lattin
Cheryl Lattin
Friend
August 4, 2020
Until we meet again in the presence of the Lord...
Fly high with the angels!❤
Donna Addis
August 4, 2020
I'm sorry for your loss. Even tho' I didn't agree with his politics, Herman Cain was a great man and a good example for the community. Such a sad loss for the entire country, too.
Pamela Johnson
August 4, 2020
brotha Ed
August 4, 2020
Wonderful man and a courageous leader who allowed me to play a small role in his Presidential election
campaign. His thunderous voice and his passion for conservatism will surely be missed. Prayers for his
wife and family.
brotha ed
Friend
August 4, 2020
Will miss your voice on the radio
So sad
JOANN CORDELL
Acquaintance
August 4, 2020
America lost a great man when Herman Cain passed away. My the Lord minister to his family and friends as they grieve this great loss.
Morgan
Acquaintance
August 4, 2020
America lost a great man when Herman Cain passed away. My the Lord minister to his family and friends as they grieve this great loss.
Morgan
August 4, 2020
Great American, patriot & classy human being. He is already sorely missed. Praying peace & comfort for his family
Mamie Gilbert
August 4, 2020
Herman was bigger than life and an absolute pleasure to work with. He was the only one throughout all the years to still call me Theodore when we spoke instead of Ted. I sure miss that. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Gloria and his family.

Sincerely, Ted Balestreri
Ted Balestreri
August 4, 2020
I'm going to Miss this Awesome Man who I chose to be The President if I had my way....But God definitely took you to soon , there were many more battles to fight here you warrior of christain VALUES but we will pick up the torch an keep moving forward to help keep everything you stood for moving forward.....Amen....praying for Peace an Comfort for your family Sir...RIP until we all see you again.
Diane Sartor
August 4, 2020
A GENTLE GIANT! YOU WILL B MISSED
Paula CAIN Gaither
Family
August 4, 2020
Always a light in everyone’s day. Will miss his optimistic view if life. We’ll always remember to “make it a good day”. May you Rest In Peace.
Judy Pomeroy
August 4, 2020
Praying for Mr. Cains' family during this difficult time. He was a man of faith and it showed it daily. I priase God for his honesty.
Fran Webb
Friend
August 4, 2020
I never met Herman Cain, I only know how much he inspired me. Periodically God sends us great men and women to help his children in various ways for His glory. Herman was one of those messengers from God.
E Dee Monnen
Friend
August 4, 2020
A bright light in a darkening world. You will be missed but not forgotten
Friend
August 4, 2020
HERMAN CAIN WAS AN INSPIRATIONAL PERSON. MAN OF WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE. YOU WILL BE MISSED. PSALM 23,LUKE 24 13-35. BRIAN B CASTRO VALLEY, CA
August 4, 2020
We loved your beautiful smile and wonderful personality, Herman. I will miss your appearances on my favorite TV programs. I wish we could have been lucky enough to have you as our president. I'm sure we would have been in a better place today. Thank you for always saying good words about our President Trump. I'm sure it comforted him. God bless your family and heal their souls in their sorrow.
Vivian Hehemann
Friend
August 4, 2020
A fine American patriot. I hope there are more fine Americans that can follow in you path. An American icon gone too soon and whose passing is being too easily ignored! God Bless!!
Pam Mann
Friend
August 4, 2020
If everyone were a little more like Herman Cain, it would be a much better world! He was truly a remarkable human and I will miss him, his wisdom and humor.
Rosemary Skow
August 4, 2020
Kathy Fox
Acquaintance
August 4, 2020
I am deeply saddened by Mr. Cain’s passing. I listened to his radio program on WSB for many years. His had such passion for conservative values, a great love for this country, and an unforgettable sense of humor. I was honored to met Mr. Cain in Duluth, when he did a live broadcast. I will never forget his kindness and professionalism. Praying for God’s peace, strength, and comfort to envelop his family.
Jim and Lana Hinkle
August 4, 2020
I am so sad by Mr. Cain’s passing. My family and I loved listening to him. We loved and appreciated what he stood for. He spoke @ Riverside Military Academy’s 2018 Graduation Ceremony. I was blessed to meet him for just a brief few minutes, but it felt like we were family. He laughed and chatted as if we had known each other a lifetime. Our prayer is for you to carry on his legacy. He has made a big change in GA and the entire USA. Praying for your peace and comfort.
Areta Morgan
Acquaintance
August 4, 2020
Herman Cain Was a colorful and spirited gift man I never personally ever got a chance to meet him, but I listen to him for many years and he reshape my views on a lot of different point of views, I knew the world was in for a treat when Herman Cain decided to run for President. May God comfort his family during this unforeseen loss and May His memories on earth been a blessing to us all . God Bless his soul ☦
Phil Hill
August 3, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. We had a tremendous amount of respect for Mr Cain and wish we had known the man we admired on a personal basis. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Art & Connie Buchanan
August 3, 2020
Our heart will follow you to heaven one day our brother and friend in life you will never be replaced because you were very unique you had the shine . Rest in peace our Chucky Ducky forever loving you always Herman Caine .
lynn kamenz
Student
August 3, 2020
Lynn Kamenz
August 3, 2020
Had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Cain many years ago, & I admired him immensely. I am praying for peace & comfort for family, close friends & associates.
Alice Hunnicutt
Acquaintance
August 3, 2020
I never got to meet him, but I sure would have liked to. I always liked hearing him on WSB, and I was all set to vote for him for President, but he stopped running before the Georgia primary. RIP, sir. Heaven is richer with you, but Earth is poorer without you.
Steve Burson
August 3, 2020
Susan
August 3, 2020
I really enjoyed listening to Me Cain on radio and on FOX. I will truly miss this great man.
Rita Leach
Friend
August 3, 2020
I was so saddened to hear if the passing of such a great man. I loved listening to his radio show and disappointed when he left. Rest In Peace Mr. Cain . You will be missed ! Teri Tankard
Teri Tankard
August 3, 2020
He was a smart, wonderful, genuine man who we will miss each day. I loved to listen to him on the radio with his strong passionate voice. We need him right now and I am so sad that he is not here with us. A man to be admired by all.
marie cottle
Friend
August 3, 2020
God bless you mr Cain . A fond memory was meeting you personally in Las Vegas . God speed sir
Lorraine Taylor
Friend
August 3, 2020
I will forever miss Mr. Cain. He had my respect and admiration. Rest In Peace.
Steve Moore
August 3, 2020
I did not know Mr. Cain but admired him, his accomplishments, and his loyalty to our nation. He is above all an example to people of every color and creed. News of his death is very saddening, our nation has lost a great citizen and he will be greatly missed by the public.
P Ball
August 3, 2020
To Gloria and Family, I am sorry for your loss.
I will especially remember Herman's melodious voice singing, "My Souls Been Anchored In The Lord".

Peace and Sympathy







May you find peace
Cassandra Norman
Friend
August 3, 2020
You will be missed. May you rest in Gods eternal peace.
Bob and Shirley Qualls
August 3, 2020
We will dearly miss Herman - a voice of reason and a man of God. In my humble opinion, he was supposed to be our president someday, but regardless of that - he still managed to bless our country. My deepest condolences to his family,
Ernestine Kleinen
August 3, 2020
A GOOD man, you WILL be missed!
Randy R Parker
August 3, 2020
Rest In Peace. You were an awesome and amazing gentleman. You are greatly missed.
Janis Pace
Friend
August 3, 2020
Leroy Butler
August 3, 2020
I had the privilege of meeting Herman Cain at a Fair Tax rally years ago. I was greatly impressed then and have remained a fan and supporter of his since. I loved his show on WSB radio and was disappointed when he left, but proudly supported him for President. I absolutely loved him and am heartbroken over his untimely death. I offer my prayers and deepest sympathy to his wonderful family.
Penelope Kelsch
Acquaintance
August 3, 2020
A great teacher, businessman, friend, family man and that's only a start. Most of all he was a great American whose skin happened to be black. Thank you to Mr. Cain's family for letting us share in your lives and I am heart broken for our loss. Never to be forgotten. Thank you
Judi Hannifan
Friend
August 3, 2020
Prayers for the family. He was a great Christian and a great American. He will be sorely missed.
Bronwyn Bridges
Friend
August 3, 2020
Praying for comfort, peace, and strength for Mr Herman Cain. GOD is with the family and he want leave you. Deepest condolences for his family.
L Rodgers
August 3, 2020
Great guy. Will be missed by all. Thanks for all you did for this country
Matt Dawkins
August 3, 2020
I did not know Mr. Cain personally, though I feel like I did. My husband and I listened to his radio show on our trips from MS to GA and both grew to love him. He was a true American hero and we are blessed to have had him in this country. I have felt like crying since hearing of his passing. Rest Peacefully Mr. Cain, and true condolences to his family.
Lisa Beckham
Friend
August 3, 2020
One fine man! We will miss you ! RIP!
Susan & Randy Plant
August 3, 2020
Charles Downey
Friend
August 3, 2020
Herman, you will be so missed. Our hearts and prayers are going out to the family. This was one great American! God Bless his family and thankful we all had him to listen to for many Years.
Teague Mattern
Acquaintance
August 3, 2020
Carol Greer

So sorry to hear of Hermans passing He was a wonderful.kind man and a great american.My condolenses to his family. We lost a great man.
Carol Greer
August 3, 2020
Herman Cain blessed my heart. My early life ,same age, dealing with hunger and poverty in Virginia made his struggles and success so precious. My working 2 jobs for 25 years to survive is possible. Mr. Cains GREAT example of Christian faith and hard work is far more VALUABLE than all the money in the world. Now he is face to face with his SAVIOR. HE IS NOW SAFELY HOME.. GOD bless his family.
Margaret Deskins
August 3, 2020
Herman Cain was such a good, good man. His straight forward, positive, conservative voice will be very much missed. Condolences to his family. Thank you for sharing him with us.
Jan & Rick Moore
Friend
August 3, 2020
My deepest condolences to your family. I could hardly believe it when I heard the news of his passing. So sad indeed. I always loved hearing him speak and addressing the news of the day. He was such a smart man. I didn't know him or have the chance to meet him personally, but always felt if I had he was a genuine soul. He will be dearly missed by many of us out here. As the Lord reaches out to hold his hand I pray that he will hold yours too. With sympathy, Karen Burk
Karen Seaman Burk
Friend
August 3, 2020
Herman Cain was loved and respected by my mother, Inez Janess, and myself. Mom was a great advocate for Herman and his profound message! We enjoyed listening to him every opportunity that we had. May God bless Herman's family and friends, as He blessed us with Herman's presence for a short time in our lives. I will miss his infectious zeal for life, love, unity, and positive growth!
Cara Janess
August 3, 2020
An honest and effervescent thoughtful man, who served his country and family well>
christopher anderson
Acquaintance
August 3, 2020
The year Mr. Cain was born saw segregated drinking fountains, bus seats and bathrooms, along with public schools and neighborhoods. Like Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Thurgood Marshall, Clarence Thomas and Ben Carson, he knew this life God gave us will usually turn out the way we want it to. Oh, that so many others in the land of freedom and opportunity would sit up and pay attention to the example he has lived for us. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., "Let freedom ring"..........................
In. 3:16.
Jim Martin
Friend
August 3, 2020
I had the pleasure of working with Herman for many years while at Godfather’s Pizza in Omaha, NE. Truly a great man who will be dearly missed.
Prayers for Gloria and family.
Terry Curry
August 3, 2020
Mr. Cain you were an inspiration, a true Patriot and will be sorely missed . I enjoyed listening to your radio show and you made me laugh at your funny stories and quick whit. The world is a better place for having you in it!! Fly high Herman Cain! God Bless You brother!!!
Chandra Silman
August 3, 2020
I COULD SEE HERMAN WAS A TOTAL LOVING GENTLEMAN WHO LOVED AMERICA AND ALL OF WE CITIZENS. MY CONDOLENCES TO THE CAIN FAMILY. GOD BLESS HIM.
CAROL ALLEN
Friend
August 3, 2020
You are in ours thoughts and prayers
Kathy wood
August 3, 2020
His sense of humor, infectious laugh, humility (I could go on and on) will be severely missed. May God bless his soul.
My condolences to his family and our prayers.
Teresa Barfield
Acquaintance
August 3, 2020
Thank you Mr. Cain! For your inspiration and your down to earth approach to life. Loved to hear your thoughts and opinions on politics and other subjects. You will be missed! Condolences to his family and friends.
James ELLER
August 3, 2020
Many thanks to Mr. Cain for his patriotism and service and devotion to our country! God bless and comfort his family!
Ken Taylor
Acquaintance
August 3, 2020
I listened to Mr. Cain on WSB and in the evening on FB live. I will miss his wisdom & his insight.

May our good & gracious Lord put His loving arms around the Cain family. And may He send down His strength & healing powers down upon them. Amen
Mary Seppelin
August 3, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to the Cain family. At this time of your loss, may God be with you.
August 3, 2020
Patricia D Blackwell
August 3, 2020
What a great man ! I met Herman when we started the Cobb County Tea Party in 2009. He impressed me with his intelligence, gregarious personality, appreciation in what the country has afforded him but mostly his loving kindness toward everyone he met. What a HUGE loss. I cried when I heard of his untimely death. Herman Cain will be forever remembered for his patriotism and love of country. Rest in the arms of God, Herman. We will miss you terribly !!
Debra Lieb
Acquaintance
August 3, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Wyona Stotler
August 3, 2020
My Cain, I know your family will miss and so many others. God bless your family. Rip
Debra Keller
Friend
August 2, 2020
What a wonderful spirit and soul!!!
I have a signed copy of his last book and would love to travel from Nee Orleans to show my respects at the funeral...
Does anyone have details or information on how to properly attend?
David
Acquaintance
July 30, 2020
Herman, I met you on Channel 69 Tucker and Hannidy ,but when I saw that you had passed, I cried! I know God will take you!!
Michael Kondis
Friend
August 2, 2020
I want you to know how much so many of us loved you, respected you and were SO very happy you were a part of our Tea Party movement! You had a laugh that still rings in our ears and brings a smile to all of us. YOU Sir, Were an awesome gentle giant and YOU are already missed but know .... our hearts hold a place that will remember Herman Cain❤
Nancy Skrzyniarz
Acquaintance
August 2, 2020
He will not be forgotten. Really moved by this loss.
Joy of the Lord came through loud and clear and Herman Cain inspired hope and optimism in these troubled times. In Jesus we shall meet.
Heartfelt condolences to his beautiful family and thanks for sharing him with the rest of the country. May the Lord comfort you.
Janett
Friend
August 2, 2020
I met Herman many years ago at a restaurant association function and his demeanor immediately commanded respect. He was a tremendous individual and a man of his word. This nation, this world will miss Herman Cain.
Wayne Reaves
Acquaintance
August 2, 2020
We sure do Love you. Your are now home in heaven. Mission accomplished Sir! ❤❤❤
Silvio Luzzi
Friend
August 2, 2020
He was very inspirational and an awesome individual. I met Herman in Cobb County with my son. It was an honor and a pleasure to meet him in person. My son and I will never forget him! He was a person all of us can look up to as a role model.
Carl R Brucker
Acquaintance
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