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Howard O’Neal Sherrow, 100, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 23.
He was born in in Stamping Ground, Kentucky on June 10, 1918 to Ira Norman and Stella Anna Dotson Sherrow. He was united in marriage to the former Grace Virginia Yeatts on May 27, 1939. They were blessed with four children and 65 years together until her death on January 30, 2005.
Howard lived in Lynn from 1941 until 1974, when he moved to Richmond. He owned and operated Wayne Sheet Metal & Welding until selling the business and retiring in 2008.
Howard will be missed by his daughter & son-in-law, Jewell Virginia & Greg Pyle; sons & daughters-in-law, Jerry Duane & Pat Sherrow, Gerald Gene & Jan Sherrow and Michael O’Neal & Sue Sherrow; 12 grandchildren, nine grandchildren-in-law, 18 great-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren-in-law, one great-great-grandson, nieces & nephews, and his lady friend and special companion, Shirley Handley
In addition to his parents and wife, Howard was preceded in death by his sister, Violet Ruth Austin and brothers, Stephen M. Sherrow, Paul Sherrow, Stanley Sherrow and Donald Sherrow.
Family and friends may gather for the calling at Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.
Howard’s life will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Spartanburg Cemetery.
I am so sorry to hear the passing of Howard Sherrow. He was a very special person who could bring out the best in you, at least he did for me. He was a humble, quiet man. I enjoyed talking with him. He will be greatly missed. God will surely be happy to see him come home. Your friend, Jim
James McComb Apr 27 2019 12:00 AM
In our years of business at Barkers Fireplace Shop, Howard made so many things for us. We so appreciated his integrity and his excellent workmanship. A very special man - a joy to know him.
Barbara Barker Jenkins Apr 27 2019 12:00 AM
A Star Gazing was sent on April 26, 2019
Thanks for being a great Dad and Papaw. All our love, Mike, Sue, Luke, Jordan & Kristi, Tootie
Expression of Sympathy Apr 26 2019 12:00 AM
Our condolences for the loss of your father. Our thoughts will be with you.
Chuck and Michelle Avery Apr 25 2019 12:00 AM
Jewell and family,
So sorry to hear about your Dad... but so amazing you had him until he was over 100!
Rachelle & James Magee
Rachelle Apr 25 2019 12:00 AM
An A Dream in Pink was ordered on April 25, 2019
Expression of Sympathy Apr 25 2019 12:00 AM
I never met Howard Sherrow. Wish I had. To some, it may seem strange to offer condolences to someone you never met. But attention needs to be paid for folks like this. He was a stout, loyal man surrounded by friends and family who love him...many of who I also call friends. So to those friends and to those I have yet to meet...I offer all my love and good thoughts for this patriarch of a clan that offers, from my little vantage point, nothing but love and fellowship. Thank you, sir, for what you've given to me.
Ronald Keaton Apr 25 2019 12:00 AM
Jewell & Family,
Our sincere heartfelt sympathy to you in the passing of your Father, Howard. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob & Margaret Mikesell-Wotherspoon
MargaretWotherspoon Apr 25 2019 12:00 AM
Jewell, Greg, Adam and Suzanne so sorry to hear about your Dad, and your Grandfather. My prayers and thoughts are with you all and your family.
Carol Bates Apr 24 2019 12:00 AM