Taylorville Obits

Glenn E. Sherman Sr.

Glenn E. Sherman Sr. “Chief Dego”, 85 of Taylorville passed away at 6:58p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  He was born on July 14, 1937 in Taylorville, the son of Frank Rex and Betty Bernice (Burke) Sherman.  He married Sharon Kay Davis on April 16, 1962 in Springfield, and she preceded him in death on February 19, 2010.  Glenn proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  Following his time in the service, he went to work for Caterpillar where he retired following a 50-year career with the company.  Glenn was a true outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing, and attending rendezvous.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles and owned bikes of all kinds throughout his life.  Most days he could be found eating breakfast at Bill’s Toasty.  He had a true zest for life and never had a bad thing to say about anyone.  More than anything he loved his family, by whom he will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his children: Glenn Sherman Jr. (Fran) of Taylorville, Frank Sherman (Wendy) of Decatur, Vince Sherman (Mindy) of Taylorville, Twyla Sherman of Taylorville, Toni Sherman of Taylorville, Ashley Beveridge (Andrew) of Pana, Hannah Coleman of Taylorville, Season Sherman (Ronda) of Taylorville, and Joseph Sherman of Taylorville; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; sibling: Frank Sherman (Linda) of Roanoke, Virginia, Kathy McLaughlin of Owaneco, Roy Sherman (Dorothy) of Taylorville, Selena Horn of Owaneco, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brother: Rex Sherman.

Glenn will be cremated and his family with host a celebration of his life at a later date.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Glenn, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.