David Eyre Sherman

October 31, 1917 - November 1, 2009
David Eyre Sherman

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David Eyre Sherman, 92, of Hendersonville passed away peacefully in his sleep at home Sunday morning, November 1, 2009. A native of Marshall, MI, he was the son of the late Lee C. and Cecil Eyre Sherman.

Mr. Sherman was a graduate of Michigan State University and a four-year participant in the ROTC program. Upon graduation, he received his degree in Business Administration and became a 2nd Lt. in the US Army. He was then employed by American Airlines and soon thereafter called to active duty in WW II. He served his country for six years.

After receiving an honorable discharge from the service, he returned to his hometown and became involved in the foundry business, at one time serving as President of the local chapter of the American Foundrymenís Association of Michigan. He later founded Sherman Realtors in Marshall and was an active member and officer of the Battle Creek Board of Realtors.

Upon retirement, he and Mrs. Sherman made their permanent home at Boca Grande, Florida. He then became a licensed salt-water fishing guide. At this time, Mr. Sherman was the driving force in the creation of several artificial fishing reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.

In addition to his love of fishing, Mr. Sherman enjoyed a lifelong interest in golf. As a young boy his love of the game commenced as he often played with his father at the Marshall (MI) Country Club. For the last twelve years, Mr. Sherman has been a member of the Cliffs Valley Golf and Country Club.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Barbara Rhoads Sherman; sons, Jefferson Lee Sherman and wife, Pamela of Cleveland, OH, and Peter Rhoads Sherman and wife, Cynthia, of Fort Collins, CO; grandchildren, Joshua David Sherman, Ashley Sherman McLaughlin, and Elizabeth Ann Sherman; a brother, Creighton L. Sherman of Marshall, MI; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 PM Friday, November 6, 2009 at Glassy Mountain Chapel of the Cliffs at Glassy. Interment will be in the family lot at Ceresco, MI, at a later date.

Memorials may be made to The First Tee of Greenville, PO Box 817, Greenville, SC 29602.


Friday, November 6, 2009
12:00 AM

Glassy Mountain Chapel at the Cliffs at Glassy - Directions
98 Cliffs Parkway
Landrum, SC 29356

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  • November 03, 2009
    Feef Dillon says:
    I wish I could be there Friday but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. In love & sympathy, Feef

  • November 04, 2009
    Marilyn Daniel says:
    With our deepest sympathy, Marilyn and Deborah.