Sherman Shook


Sherman Ray Shook, 67, formerly of Columbus, died peacefully at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Heritage House of Greensburg.

Sherman was born March 23, 1949, in Osgood, the son of the late Charles Edward and Mildred Harper Shook. He graduated from Clarksburg High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps July 19, 1967. He proudly served his country for 32 years with the Marines, the U.S. Army and the Indiana National Guard, including tours of duty in Vietnam and with Desert Storm.

Following his military career, Sherman was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local Union No. 1775.

Sherman had been a friend of Bill W. since August 2, 1982, and was always willing to extend a hand of friendship to anyone he met.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Pastor Wes Jones officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Ripley County Veterans Honor Guard. Calling will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Saturday, July 9, 2016. Burial will be at Benham Church Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Columbus Fellowship Club through the funeral home.

Survivors include his twin sister, Shirley Kay (Bill) Woolf of Indianapolis, Indiana; brother, Ronnie (Marilou) Harper of Darden Prairie, Missouri; nephews, Matt and Dan Harper; and several cousins. Sherman also leaves behind his many friends who he considered to be his extended family.

Services were entrusted to the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

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