June 29, 2009
Funeral services for Raymond M. Sherrill, 88, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, were held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday July 3, 2009 at Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel, with Vern McCabe officiating. Internment in Resthaven Cemetery in Sperry, Oklahoma was under the direction of Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home. Casket bearers for the service were John Raney, Chris Crecelius, Brian Crecelius, Danny Burress, Robert Gulley, and Jackie Remy. Musical selections for the service were It Is Well With My Soul , In The Garden , and Amazing Grace with pianist Mark Armstrong and vocalist Amanda Mansheim . Raymond passed away in Tulsa, OK on Monday, June 29, 2009. He was born October 8, 1920 in Riverside, Oklahoma to Charles & Nora Sherrill. He grew up in the Bixby area and served in the U.S. Navy on the battleship USS New York during WW II as an Electricians Mate 2nd Class. He was honorably discharged in September, 1945. He married Viola Higgins on September 19, 1947 and lived in Osage County for over 60 years. He was a millman at Southern Mills for 23 years and retired from Oklahoma Fixtures after 13 years. He was a member of the Valley View Baptist Church. Raymond was a wonderful man, eternally optimistic, infinitely curious, loyal and caring to his loved ones and friends. He always strove to find the lighter side in life no matter what came his way. He was meticulous in his work with wood and was one of the last true craftsmen of his generation. His family and friends loved him and will miss his smile, his undying optimism and his kindness toward everyone he met. Raymond is survived by his daughter and her husband, Glenda and Ed Barnes of Marion, Arkansas, his son and his wife, Mike Sherrill and Kathleen Heffron of Tulsa, three grandchildren, Christopher Crecelius, Brian Crecelius and Kati Sherrill and two great-grandchildren, Bayler and Rylee Crecelius. He is also survived by his long time companion, Flora Mae Case and her family. Raymond was preceded in death by his wife Viola, his brother Ed Sherrill and sister Bertha Froese.
Funeral services for Raymond M. Sherrill, 88, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, were held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday July 3, 2009 at Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel, with Vern McCabe officiating. Internment in Resthaven Cemetery in Sperry, Oklahoma... View Obituary & Service Information
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