CLEVELAND - George "Bubba" Sherwood, age 73, of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday June 27, 2015 at the St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS.
Visitation will be held Monday June 29, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the North Cleveland Cemetery. Reverend Tommy Stacy will officiate the services.
George was born on July 23, 1941 to Lawson and Elizabeth (Stacy) Sherwood in Ruleville, MS. He grew up in Shaw, MS and graduated Shaw High School. He also attended Delta State University. George went to work with his father in the paint contracting business for many years until he took over Sherwood Painting in 1980. He married Paula Kovarcik on May 28, 2011. He was an avid Ole Miss fan. George loved to golf and dance and enjoyed watching sports.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lawson and Inez Sherwood, two brothers Lawson Sherwood, Jr and Joe Sherwood.
He is survived by his wife, Paula Kovarcik Sherwood of Cleveland, MS. Daughter, Donna (Danny) Soliz of Nashville, TN. Son, Brandon (Carroll) Sherwood of Germantown, TN. Sister, Dolores "Sissy" (Bill) Steiger of Albuquerque, NM. Two brothers, Raymond (Tobey) Sherwood of Cleveland, MS and Stevie (June) Sherwood of Cleveland, MS. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his fur babies; Duchess, Duke, Sheba, Cat, Shop Cat and Co Co.
Pallbearers are Johnny Hall, Bill Stembridge, Al Williams, Thomas McCown, Bill Steiger and Ben Horne. Honorary pallbearers are his employees Lamar Savage, Danny Johnson and David Staples.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net