Sherman was a United States Air Force Staff Sergeant. He was a retired Civil Engineer at Scott Air Force Base, where he worked for 20 years. He was a member and trustee of the Spring Valley Baptist Church. Sherman was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, and the San Francisco 49ers. He enjoyed being on many bowling leagues throughout the years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest L. and Elizabeth, nee Davies, Brown; a sister, Marian Carlson; and three grandchildren, Miranda Phillips, Anthony Gantt, and Leslie Nichols-Brown.
Surviving are his wife, Shelia Brown, nee Haren, whom he married on April 2, 1981; three children, James (Jennifer) Phillips, of Belleville, IL, Jeff (Lyndsey Nichols) Brown, of Smithton, and Jennifer (Archie Brooks) Brown, of Belleville, IL; five grandchildren, Alexis Phillips, Gabrielle Prenzel, Angellena Gantt, Jimmy Phillips, and Nora Brown; five sisters, Linda “Lou” Brown, Sarah Mae Brown, Becky Keyes, Nancy Bond, and Debbie Keyes; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Spring Valley Baptist Church or to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2021, at Spring Valley Baptist Church, Shiloh, IL.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2021, at Spring Valley Baptist Church, Shiloh, IL.
A private burial with military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.