Posted: Fri 1:46 PM, Oct 19, 2012
Mr. Sherwood was born on February 2, 1948 in Antigua, West Indies to the Molly Aileen McSevney Sherwood and the late George Lester Sherwood. Mr. Sherwood proudly served his country in the Army with the 30th Infantry Division and in the Long Range Patrol in Vietnam. He graduated from Wallace College with a degree in Business. J. W. was the owner and operator of J. W.’s Sign Service for the past 30 years.
J. W. was devoted to helping all the children with Child Advocacy Center and Children’s Network. J.W. was also a devoted fisherman. He fished with the Southern Kingfish Association for several years. He was the captain of the Hunker Down and loved to go to his lake house in Eufaula and fish on Lake Eufaula with his special friend, Jerry Brown. He was a member of the Home Builders Association, the VFW and the Elks Club. Our lives will never be the same without such a great man.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Lester Sherwood; two brothers: Michael Floyd Sherwood and Steven James Sherwood; and a son-in-law: Jimmy Edwin Dansby.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years: Jeanette Bagwell Sherwood of Slocomb; his mother: Molly Aileen Sherwood of Dothan; one son: Kevin David Sherwood (Glenda) of Slocomb; two daughters: Stacy Lee Allen (John) of Slocomb, Deborah Ann Dansby (Santiago) of Slocomb; nine grandchildren: Victoria, Kenny, Crystal (Sedrick), Jamie, Ashley, Kristen, Elizabeth, Erica and Emma; three step-grandchildren: Casey (Kimberly), Corey (Ashley), and Sydney; nine great grandchildren: Jordan, Jheri, Tyler, Baylee, Saige, Paige, Christain, Dakota, Zachary; five step great grandchildren: Alycety, Euany, Jaden, McKinley, Destiny and Oktober; two brothers: Kevin Paul Sherwood (Kathlein), David George Sherwood; three sisters: Patricia Price (James), Laura Stephenson (Dale), Aileen Monroe (Horace).