ERWIN — Samuel Robert Sherwood Sr., age 85, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2011, at Memorial Regional Medical Center, Mechanicsville, VA.
Mr. Sherwood is a native of Unicoi County and the son of the late Arthur Columbus and Edith Allen Sherwood.
Sam was a Librarian with the United States Government until his retirement in 1983, which he continued on with the Law Offices of Sherwood and Pate, P.C. He served as a Private in the United States Army Air Corps and was a member of First Baptist Church in Erwin.
Other than his parents, Sam is preceded in death by two brothers, James C. Sherwood and Clarence Sherwood; and by two sisters, Martha Marshall and Ruth Morton.
Mr. Sherwood is survived by: Wife: Helen Oakley Sherwood; Sons: Samuel Robert Sherwood Jr. and wife, Carol, of Riceville, TN, Dr. Thomas Arthur Sherwood and wife, Joan, of Carthage, NY, Paul Leslie Sherwood and wife, Lori, of Richmond, VA; Brother: Paul J. Sherwood of Erwin, TN; Sisters: Jo Sherwood, of Erwin, TN, Edith Veatch, of Cadwell, GA; Grandsons: Paul Michael Sherwood and wife, Lindsey, of Richmond, VA, Joel Allen Sherwood and wife, Ginger, of Asheville, NC; Granddaughter: Emily Victoria Sherwood, of Gerton, NC.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Dr. Thomas Arthur Sherwood will officiate.
Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday from 11:00 AM until service time at Valley Funeral Home.
The committal service will immediately follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers will be Robert Sherwood, Dr. Thomas Sherwood, Paul Sherwood, Michael Sherwood, Joel Sherwood and John Oakley.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at www.valleyfuneralhome.net.
These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Samuel Robert Sherwood, Sr. through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin. 423-743-9187