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G W Sherman

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Funeral services for G W Sherman, age 73 of Choudrant, will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in the chapel of Owens Memorial Chapel of Ruston with Rev. Gerald Nelson and Rev. Brad Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Sibley Cemetery in Choudrant.

Mr. Sherman was born January 16, 1939 in McLean, TX and was called home by his heavenly Father on March 23, 2012 in Ruston, LA. GW spent his childhood in Hollis and Stillwater, OK before moving to Bellflower, CA where he graduated from Bellflower High School then attended Cerritos College. He worked in several maximum security wards as Psych Tech and Charge Nurse. After moving to LA in 1979, he worked in and retired from Franke Industries. Throughout his adult life, GW owned several small businesses.

G W was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Aaron and Gladys Irene Sherman; brother, Danny Charles Sherman; brothers in law:  Clint Palmerand Mike Goss; sisters in law Veda Boyd and Esta Sproule.

GW is survived by his wife of 40 years, Donna Decker Sherman of Choudrant, children Gary Sherman (Shannon) of Ruston, Doug McDonald (Missy) of Fort Benning, GA, Joyce McDonald of Choudrant, Scott Sherman of Yorbalinda, CA, Deron Sherman (Donna) of Ruston, Robert Sherman (Laura) of Monroe, Heather Callender (Kevin) of Ruston, and special grand“son” Christopher McDonald; 18 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sisters:  Linda Nierengarten (Larry) of Altus, OK, Judy Suplanski (Johnny) of La Palma, CA, Barbra Palmer of Arizona and Debbie Orcutt (Dave) of Kansas; sisters in law:  Ginger Witt and Nesa Sherman of Dallas, TX and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all of which he loved dearly.

GW loved spending time with his children and was proud of all of them, but his grandchildren and great grandchildren were the absolute joy in his life. He loved the Lord and attending church. He was always looking for the opportunity to give his testimony and gave it often. His favorite past time was talking….to anyone and everyone and being nosy!

Pallbearers will be:  Christopher McDonald, Clay Boyd, Cody Boyd,Jonathon Young, David Young, and Wesley Sproule.

Honorary Pallbearers will be his brothers in law:  William (Bill) Sproule and HP (Buddy) Boyd. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 26,2012 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the charity of their choice.  To leave a memorial message for the family, please visit www.owensmemorialfuneralhome.com. “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” 2 Timothy 4:7

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