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LeRoy Perry Sherrid, April 15, 1937~March 31, 2015

Sherrid for WebsiteLeRoy Perry Sherrid, 77, passed away peacefully at his home in West Fork, Arkansas on March 31, 2015.  He was born April 15, 1937 in Ashland, Kansas.

LeRoy was a hardworking man from the age of 13.  He started by helping his father in a mechanic shop working on various motors.  Over the course of his life he had three long-term jobs before finally retiring from Wal-Mart in December 2014, after 16 years of service.

He was full of incomparable compassion, always putting others before himself.  Everyone notes his smile and his sense of humor as his best qualities.  He will be loved and remembered by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him.

LeRoy joined his parents Rosetta Ruth Mohler and Clell LeRoy Sherrid, as well as his daughter, Lisa Gail Fairbanks, when he went home to be with our Lord.

He is survived by his brother, Daniel Ray Sherrid; his wife of 57 years, Betty Jean Sherrid; daughter, Tammy Sue Fernandez; his eight grandchildren; Michael, Stephanie, Brandon, Tristen, Brandi, Jarrod, Chelsie, and Kelsie as well as five great- grandchildren; Devin, Breonna, Alivia, Kylee and Evalyn.

In his time on earth, LeRoy enjoyed his midnight rides on his Honda 750 with his wife; trapshooting ( he was the master); hunting pheasants and fishing.

His friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 1 pm at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.  Visitation will be Thursday, April 2nd, from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Brentwood Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s.

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    Anna Hammond » 02. Apr, 2015

    I had seen Leroy off and on through the years at Wal-Mart, but really started getting to know him in August of 2014. I got to know him pretty well, we would sit and talk about him growing up and about his hunting dog that he had, about all of the jobs that he had; basically just about his life. We would sit and eat breakfast together while we talked, then he would have to go back to work. Getting to see Leroy was always one of the highlights of my days, and I will miss him greatly. He was a great man, with a great smile and a wonderful personality. I only hope that his family gains strength from one another during this time, and remembers all of the positives as I have been able to.

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    Bill Brown » 03. Apr, 2015

    I met Leroy through the Community Church of West Fork while I was serving as pastor. What a wonderful man. He always had a smile on his face and an upbeat attitude about life. He shared some about his life with me for which I am truly thankful. He definitely will be missed. Rest in peace brother.

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    steven & Kathy & Family » 03. Apr, 2015

    One of the nicest people I have ever known he will be missed
    Sorry Betty And Tammy and children

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    Marie » 04. Apr, 2015

    I am so sorry for your loss of LeRoy. Death is something we will never get use to, In fact, God’s Word refers to death as an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) God promises us that he will be near to those that are crushed and broken at heart. (Psalm 34:18) Very soon our loving Heavenly Father will remove death once and for all and give us the opportunity to see our loved ones again with a resurrection similar to that of Lazarus at John 11. Please take care of yourselves and each other during this very difficult time.

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    Marla Burton » 08. Apr, 2015

    I met Leroy in Wal Mart and we both lived in West Fork . Now I live just a few miles from Ashland, his birthplace. He was a great fella and always so friendly and always had a great smile..