© Tammie Chada
Grady County, Oklahoma
© The Chickasha Express-Star
21 September 2003
Jack Gerald Sherrard
Died September 4, 2003, at the age of 89 in Friendswood, TX. Jack Gerald Sherrard was born in Ardmore, OK, on July 10, 1914, the second of six children of Walter "Bud" Sherrard and Tilly Sherrard. Jack and his five siblings were raised by their maternal grandparents, Henry and Lettie Williams in Dare, McClain County, OK. He graduated from Dibble High School in 1934.
Jack attended Oklahoma A and M in Stillwater (now Oklahoma State University) where he enrolled in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). After graduation he entered the Army in 1940 as an officer (2nd Lt) with the intent of making the Army his career. However, following the war and promotion to the rank of major in the artillery his Army career ended in 1946 due to health reasons.
Jack had married Vera Raynor, professor of botany at Oklahoma A and M, in 1939. After leaving the Army Jack moved the family to San Antonio, TX, where he first owned a garden center then became head groundskeeper for the Alamo Heights School District. After Vera's death in 1986 Jack married Maxine Harrell, a childhood friend from Dibble High School.
Jack was preceded in death by his brothers Ancel, Henry and Ralph. He is survived by his daughter Carmen of Friendswood, TX, and his sisters Charlotte Sue Michener of Westmorland, CA, and Dorothy Baty of Chickasha, OK. He was buried September 15th at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio with full military honors.
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