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Charles Jerome Sherrill

Bro. Charles Jerome Sherrill, 86, of Spruce Pine, passed away on July 15 at North Alabama Medical Center.

Bro. Jerome was a bi-vocational minister in the Baptist Association. He retired from Reynolds Aluminum after 36 years as a crane operator.

Bro. Jerome pastored at Macedonia, Mt. Hebron, Crooked Oak, Vina and back to Mt. Hebron before retiring after 46 years of pastoring.

He loved to work in his garden and especially loved growing tomatoes, at which he became quite good.

He was always a giver, never a taker. He loved people, especially underprivileged children, and he never met a stranger. He was much loved by his family, friends and congregations and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

The visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 17 at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Spruce Pine. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the church. Officiating will be Bro. Jason Burcham and Bro. Corey Nicholson.  Burial will be at Spruce Pine Cemetery.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 67 years, Yvonne Todd Sherrill; sons, Mike Sherrill (Chris) and Alan Sherrill (Jan); grandchildren, Melissa Avery (John), Todd Sherrill, Alana Swinney (Chris), David Sherrill (Holly) and Caleb Sherrill (Lexie); step-grandchildren, Brad Coan (Julie) and Leslie Dutton (Hank); eight great-grandchildren; brother, Stanley Sherrill (Annette); sisters-in-law, Martha Sherrill and Marilyn Sherrill; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Houston and Minnie Sherrill, and brothers, Odell Sherrill, Huit Sherrill, Nolan “Bo” Sherrill and Larry Sherrill.

The pallbearers are David Sherrill, Caleb Sherrill, Chris Swinney, Brad Coan, George Sherrill, Roger Sherrill, Jerry Sherrill, Phillip Sherrill, Joey Sherrill and Stanley Sherrill Jr.

Spry Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. To leave your condolences, visit the website at www.sprymemorialchapel.com.