Published in the Statesville Record & Landmark from
1/28/2008 - 1/29/2008.
Ernest Lester Sherrill,
75, of Troutman, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008. He
was born on July 30, 1932, in Iredell County, to the late Thomas Osborne
and Margaret Estell Stinson Sherrill.
Mr. Sherrill was a graduate of Troutman High School, and had retired after
37 years as a shipping and receiving clerk for the J.C. Penney Distribution
Center. He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957.
Mr. Sherrill played professional baseball for the Mooresville Moors in
1952 and the U.S. Air Force. He was a Deacon, Sunday school teacher, youth
training union director, R.A. director and counselor, brotherhood director
and choir member, and a member of the men's associational choir.
He served on many church leadership committees for a number of years at
Bethel Baptist Church, of which he was a lifelong member. Mr. Sherrill
was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and was married 54 years
to Shirley Eades Sherrill.
He is survived by two daughters, Teressa S. Hopkins (Benny) of Kill Devil
Hills, and Alaina S. Wells (Ricky) of Statesville; four grandchildren,
Jordan Hopkins and Aaron Hopkins of Kill Devil Hills, Kelsey and Karley
Wells of Statesville; a great-grandchild, Madison M. Hopkins of Kill Devil
Hills; and a sister, Salida S Howard (John) of Union Grove.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Sherrill was preceded in death by four
sisters, Violet Sherrill, Pauline Collins, Mildred Ware and Hazel Strickland;
and five brothers, Thomas Hunter, Otis, Samuel, Otha and Thomas Eugene
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. tonight
at Troutman Funeral Home. Funeral services celebrating the life of Ernest
Lester Sherrill will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Baptist
Church, with the Rev. Joe Woodward officiating.
Burial will follow at Iredell Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to
Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 1162 E. Monbo Road, Statesville,
Condolences may be sent to the family at troutmanfuner firstname.lastname@example.org.
Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family of Ernest Sherrill.