Bill R. Sherrill, 86, of Statesville, N.C., passed away June 24, 2020, at Brookdale Peachtree Memory Care Unit.

He was born May 8, 1934, in Catawba County, N.C., the son of the late Joseph Nelson Sherrill and Susan Beatty Sherrill. Also preceding him in death were his brothers, Jack Sherrill, Joe Sherrill and Riley Sherrill, and sister, Mariam Pardue.

Bill served his country honorably in the United States Army. He was a man of deep faith and an active member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, and he loved welcoming others to Christ. Bill could drive anything and was employed by United Merchants Trucking then later retired from Douglas and Sons. He enjoyed spending time inventing things in his shop. He would sit and ponder new ideas, but most of all he enjoyed building things for his family. Bill was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend who will be missed by all.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 58 years, Norma Jean Sherrill of the home; sons, Tommy Sherrill and wife Kay, and Johnny Sherrill, both of Statesville,; daughter, Susan Stutts and husband Mark of Boone, N.C.; grandchildren, Ryan Sherrill (Julie), Morgan Sherrill, Alex Stutts, Will Stutts and Walker Stutts; great grandchildren, Gracie Lane Sherrill and Levi Sherrill; and numerous other loving family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Nicholson Funeral Home, 135 E. Front Street, Statesville, NC. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Please bring your own mask for COVID-19 protection. Interment will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens in Statesville.

The family would like to thank Hospice and Palliative Care Statesville, Brookdale Peachtree, Sherrie’s in Home Care, Wesley Memorial UMC, the Troutman Drive Community and his caregivers Brendell Horne, Tanya Johnson and Sarah Lundy, for their love and care.

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