Robert Ray Sherman, 48, of North Webster, Ind., passed away at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw, Ind.
He was born Jan. 5, 1964, in Savannah, GA., to John Thomas and Martha Frances (Ray) Sherman.
He graduated in 1982 from Hickory High School and served from 1983-1987 and 1991-2001 in the United States Army, including Desert Storm. He was married on June 19, 1991 in Hickory to Cheryl J. Kennedy, who survives. He formerly worked at Griffith’s Security, a police officer, and was a volunteer fireman all in Hickory.
He moved to Kosciusko County in 2001 from Texas, formerly attended Calvary Baptist Church in Oswego, and was a member of American Legion Post 253 in North Webster.
Mr. Sherman is survived by his wife: Cheryl Sherman, North Webster; two children: Cindy and Robert Sherman II, both at home; his mother: Martha Mogray, Hickory, N.C.; a brother: John (Carol) Sherman, Sapulpa, Okla.; two half-brothers: Jacob Mogray, Bergenfield, N.J.; and David Mogray, Dallas, TX; a half-sister: Mary Jane (Mike) Gouge, Knoxville, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his father: John Sherman; and his stepfather: Kenneth Mogray.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Owen Family Funeral Home, North Webster. Memorial services will follow at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with Rev. Dennis Bollenbacher of the New Beginnings Community Church officiating. Military services will be held at the funeral home following the memorial service by North Webster American Legion Post 253.
Memorial bequest may be given to the Robert Sherman Funeral fund, c/o Owen Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 72, North Webster, IN 46555.