CLEVELAND - Fred Steven "Stevie" Sherwood, age 70, of Cleveland, MS passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at the Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.
A visitation will be held Saturday, May 30, 2020, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, May 31, 2020, in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the North Cleveland Cemetery. Reverend Greg Chamblee will officiate the services.
Stevie was born on March 21, 1950, to Lawson Franklin and Elizabeth Inez (Stacy) Sherwood, Sr. in Cleveland, MS. He grew up in Shaw, MS, and later moved to Cleveland, MS where he graduated from Cleveland High School in 1969. In his senior year of high school, he received the MVP award for football along with his brother Raymond. Stevie had a nickname that his teammates gave him "Injun". On January 21, 1971, Stevie married his highschool sweetheart June Hutchinson in Cleveland, MS. Stevie worked with his brothers "Sherwood Painting" for many years, he also had worked as an electrician with Douglas & Lomason and later in life, he worked on the farm. He was a former drummer for the "Seekers", he loved spending time with his grandchildren, riding, and laughing, and hunting deer. Stevie was of the Baptist Faith, he was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. He was a loving husband, father, papaw, brother and friend to many who will be missed by all who knew him.
Stevie was preceded in death by his parents Lawson Franklin, Sr. and Elizabeth Inez Sherwood, brothers Lawson Franklin Sherwood, Jr., George "Bubba" Sherwood, and Joe Alan Sherwood.
He is survived by wife of 49 years, June Hutchinson Sherwood of Cleveland, MS. Daughter, Penny S. (Tommy) Whatley of Cleveland, MS. Daughter, Holly S. (Clay) McKee of Cleveland, MS. Sister, Dolores (Bill) Steiger of Water Sound, FL. Brother, Raymond (Tobey) Sherwood of Cleveland, MS. 8 grandchildren, Taylor (Carly) Whatley, Peyton Whatley, Price Whatley, Priscilla Whatley, Ally McKee, Maddox Green, Miller Green, and Molley McKee. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are his grandsons, Miller Green, Maddox Green, Taylor Whatley, Peyton Whatley, and Price Whatley, son in laws, Tommy Whatley and Clay McKee.
Memorials may be made to the Cleveland Church of God 4101 Highway 8 E Cleveland, MS 38732.
Cleveland Funeral Home in charge of arrangements, the online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.