Sherman was a Johnson City native and a son of the late Joseph Robert and Sallie Schwartz Cox.
He was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran.
Sherman was employed with the Kalogeros family at The Peerless Steak House, where he was the Butcher from 1962-2002.
Sherman was a Baptist and a former Mason.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by ten siblings, Ruth Hensley, Victoria Jones, Maude Tucker, Josephine “Josie” Campbell, Stella Holder, Manuel Cox, Bobby Cox, Harold Cox, and his twin brother, Thurman Cox.
Sherman is survived by his children, Michael Cox and wife Dianna, Joan Cox Hagy and Lee Norton, all of Johnson City; four grandchildren, Garrett Cox, Lauren Whitney and husband Gary, Kip Hagy, all of Johnson City, Nicholas Hagy, Cookeville; former wife and mother of his children, Jean Cox Steinman, Johnson City; several nieces and nephews.
The graveside funeral service will be held Monday, September 9, 2019, at 10:00 A.M., in Mountain Home National Cemetery Historical Site, with Brian Powell, Minister, officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Michael Cox, Lee Norton, Garrett Cox, Gary Whitney, Nicholas Hagy and Kip Hagy. Those planning to attend are to meet at the cemetery at 9:50 A.M. Monday.
The family will receive friends Sunday, September 8, 2019, from 3:00-5:00 P.M. in the East Parlor of Appalachian Funeral Home.
Those who prefer to make donations in-lieu-of flowers are requested to do so to the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter, 3411 N. Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Cox family. (928-6111)