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Joe SherwoodJoe Alan Sherwood, age 63, of Cleveland, died on Tuesday August 17, 2010 at his home in Cleveland. He was born on July 09, 1947 to Lawson and Elizabeth Inez (Stacy) Sherwood in Cleveland, MS. Joe graduated Cleveland High School and enlisted in the US Navy where he fought in the Vietnam War where he obtained the rank of Seaman. Upon his return to Cleveland he graduated from at Delta State University with a B.S. in Speech. Joe had been a painting contractor for over 30 years. He was also a published author having written the book Reflections from the Delta. Joe was a member of the VFW Post 4800 where he had held the positions of All State Team Post Commander 1976-1977, District 15 Commander 1978-1979, Post Jr. Vice Commander 1992-1993 and Post Sr. Vice Commander 1993-1994, and Poet Laureate of the VFW, he was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge post 1532 in Cleveland and the Cleveland Little Theater. Joe also had an extensive music background having been a DJ at WCLD Radio and was also a member of the 21st Century Band. He was preceded in death by his father Lawson F Sherwood, Sr. and a brother Lawson F Sherwood, Jr. Visitation will be held Thursday August 19, 2010 from 10:00 AM until funeral service at 11:00 AM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville, MS. The Reverend Tommy Stacy will officiate the service. He is survived by his Mother, Elizabeth Inez Stacy Sherwood of Cleveland, MS. Two daughters, Laura Goolsby of Pontotoc, MS and Samantha and husband Ramon Montemayor of Cleveland, MS. Brother, George Sherwood of Cleveland, MS. Sister, Dolores and husband Bill Steiger of Albuquerque, NM. Brother, Steve and wife June Sherwood of Cleveland, MS. Brother, Raymond and wife Tobey Sherwood of Cleveland, MS. 4 grandchildren, Sadie and Ally Montemayor of Cleveland, MS, and Sarah and Austin Goolsby of Pontotoc, MS. Joe also leaves a host of nieces and nephews and a special friend, Jessie Woodall of Cleveland, MS. Pall-bearers will be Ramon Montemayor, Brian Sherwood, Bill Steiger, Brandon Sherwood, Stewart Sherwood and Nathan Woodward. Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
I have alot fond memories of my uncle Joe.MY sympathy goes out to everyone who new him. I will certainly miss Uncle Joe.May he rest in forever peace.
Lara G. Scott - August 23, 2010 at 06:07 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
to the sherwood family, i am so sorry about ur lost, you are in my prayers.
amanda suarez - August 23, 2010 at 11:16 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
To all of the Sherwood family,so sorry to hear about Joe. We will kept all of the family in our prayers cause he will be so missed by everyone.God Bless You All
Joe lee and Brenda bassie - August 20, 2010 at 12:09 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
So sorry about your loss.I pray that God keeps His hand upon each and every family member.May God bless each one of you.
Sandra Lamb - August 19, 2010 at 07:05 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
I am so sorry about Joe. He was a faithful member of our class of '65 and he will definitely be missed. Our 45th reunion will be this year in Oct. He and some of the guys always brought their guitars and sang for us! That will definitely be missed! Our custom is to plant a tree at Bear Pen Park in memory of our deceased members! One will be planted for Joe after our reunion. I will let you know. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings and love, Eileen
Eileen Murray - August 19, 2010 at 05:13 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Samantha - Laura, my prayers are with you and all of Joe's family. He was a true friend to me and will be greatly missed and never forgotten. God Bless each and everyone of you.
Marcia Murphy - August 19, 2010 at 04:12 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
To the entire Sherwood Family. I am so sorry to read of Joe's death. Inez I can't imagine losing a son, but my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have just lost my mother so I can share your pain in losing a loved one. Thinking of you all at this time. Love, Peggy Creekmore
Peggy Creekmore - August 19, 2010 at 11:40 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed by so many.
Janet Hawthorne Butler - August 18, 2010 at 11:56 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Your family is in our thoughts and Prayers.
Clarence and Wendy Hudson - August 18, 2010 at 10:52 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Our deepest sympathy to the Sherwood family and may God strengthen you in every way! The Kruglers
Jim and Glenda Krugler - August 18, 2010 at 05:30 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM