Jerry G. Sherrick

Jerry G. Sherrick, age 72, of Washington, MO, formerly of Sullivan, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Jerry Glenn Sherrick was born September 24, 1946 in Vinita, OK, the son of Joe and Glenora (Walker) Sherrick. As a young boy, his family relocated to Sullivan, where he grew up and attended school.  He graduated from Sullivan High School in 1965. Jerry entered the US Navy and served our country for four years, upon which he was honorably discharged.  While in the service, Jerry was united in marriage to Joan Murphy on May 4, 1969 in Medford, MA. To this union, four children were born:  Dee Ann, Glenn, Kyle, and Todd. They moved back to Sullivan in 1970, where Jerry continued employment with McDonnell Douglas, until his retirement in 2005. Joan passed away in 2003.  Jerry was later united in marriage to Norma Strauser (Luttrell) on September 24, 2005. They enjoyed their retirement years together, which included spending many winters in Texas and travelling through most of the United States.

Jerry was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman. He loved hunting elk, deer, and duck with his friends. He also enjoyed fishing, boating, and getting together for fish frys.  Jerry was a diehard Cardinals fan, very rarely missing a game, and watching recorded games that he missed. He was an active member of the community of Sullivan.  When the kids were little, he could be found coaching many sporting events for them. Jerry loved spending time with his grandchildren over the years. One of his favorite pastimes was “going for breakfast”. Those who knew Jerry know his love for people. Rarely did he meet a stranger and he was everyone’s buddy. He will be missed by many family and friends.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Norma Sherrick of Washington, MO; his children, Dee Ann Klinckhardt and husband, Christopher, of St. Louis, MO, Todd Sherrick of Bourbon, MO, Tye Strauser and wife, Diane, of Washington, MO, Kevin Strauser and fiancée, Gulmira Kanayeva, of San Diego, CA, Stacey Dunker and husband, Bob, of New Haven, MO, and Chad Strauser and wife, Megan, of New Haven, MO; two brothers, Bob Sherrick and wife, Doris, of Peculiar, MO, and Jody Sherrick and wife, Crystal, of Fredericktown, MO; eleven grandchildren: Derek, Amanda, Ariel, Robert, Bryan, Brett, Chelsea, Jonathan, Wessley, Wyatt, and Aubrie; four great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Nancy Sherrick of Liberty, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; two sons, Glenn and Kyle; his father, Joe Sherrick and wife, Betty; his mother, Glenora Sherrick; a brother, Sherman; and a grandson, Kyle Strauser.

Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m., Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, with Pastor Duncan Skiles as the officiant.  Interment followed in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Sullivan.  

Visitation was held from 2-6 p.m., Sunday, February 3, 2019 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Online condolences may be shared with Jerry’s family at

Arrangements are under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan. 

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