Sherman Ray Shook, 67, formerly of Columbus, died peacefully at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Heritage House of Greensburg. Sherman was born March 23, 1949, in Osgood, the son of the late Charles Edward and Mildred Harper Shook.
He graduated from Clarksburg High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corp on July 19, 1967.
He proudly served his country for 32 years with the Marines, Army and the Indiana National Guard with tours of duty in Vietnam and with Desert Storm.
Following his military career, Sherman was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local Union #1775. Sherman has been a friend of Bill W. since August 2, 1982 and was always willing to extend a hand of friendship to anyone he met.
Survivors include his sister, Shirley Kay (Bill) Woolf of Indianapolis; brother, Ronnie (Marilou) Harper of Darden Prairie, Missouri; nephews, Matt and Dan Harper and several cousins. Sherman also leaves behind his many friends whom he considered to be his extended family.
Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 8 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus and one hour prior to funeral services. The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 9 at the funeral home with Pastor Wes Jones officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Ripley County Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will follow at Benham Church Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Columbus Fellowship Club through the funeral home.
You are invited to light a virtual candle and send a message to the family at www.jewellrittman.com.
Published on July 7, 2016