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Obituary: James Douglas Herzberg

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James Douglas Herzberg

James Douglas Herzberg

James Douglas Herzberg, 79, of Franklin, entered eternal rest on April 28, 2021.

Mr. Herzberg was born Feb. 4, 1942 in Saginaw, Michigan. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School and General Motors Institute. He worked as an engineer for General Motors for 37 years and retired in Franklin.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Patricia Gerger Herzberg; son, Matt Herzberg; daughter, Michele (Steve) Fort; grandchildren Savannah, Steven and Sydney Fort; sister, Sue (Joe) Suing; brother, Rich (Jean) Herzberg; many nieces and nephews; and extended family of sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. 

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Herzberg; mother, Eileen Plaskewicz; and stepfather, Charlie Plaskewicz.

Jim was loved by family and friends. He was an avid sports fan, history enthusiast, trivia buff and supporter of the military and first responders.  

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home. Service will be at 3 p.m. with visitation one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, Jim has requested donations be made to The Harpeth House. Make checks payable to Christ Community Church (memo: Harpeth House), 1215 Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN 37064.  

The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to Willowbrook Hospice for their loving care for Jim for the past few months.

Williamson Memorial 3009 Columbia Avenue, Franklin TN 37064.