OBITUARY

Charles "Charlie" Warren Sherrard

March 2, 1935January 24, 2020

Charles Warren “Charlie” Sherrard, 84, real estate entrepreneur, made his last deal on January 24, 2020 when he passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Winter Haven, Florida. Visitation and funeral services will be Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 2PM. Both are being held at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Auburndale, FL.

Charlie was born March 2, 1935 in Van, TX, son of Charles A. Sherrard and Lona Ruth Stevenson, and stepparents, whom he also considered his parents, William R. Stevenson (“Handsome Bill”) and Mary L. Sherrard. Charlie grew up in Denison, TX. In his younger years, he worked for his father at the Sherrard Hereford Cattle Ranch and the Sherrard Motor Company. Later, he was a successful real estate entrepreneur. He married the love of his life, Kathryn Ann “Kay” Halley on July 20, 1956. They remained married until her death in 2009. He was a Knights Templar Mason, an avid bass fisherman and a world traveler.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Charles A. Sherrard and Lona Ruth Stevenson; his brothers, Charles Shepherd Sherrard and Charles Lawrence Sherrard; his wife, Kathryn A. Sherrard and his son, Charles Mark Sherrard. He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Sherrard Waters (Phil) of Bartow, FL, grandson, Charles Nicholas “Cole” Meeker (Brianna) of Lakeland, FL, granddaughter, Melissa A. Sherrard (Tom) of St. Augustine, FL, grandson, Charles Brian Sherrard (Marissa) of Denison, TX, three great grandchildren and his life-long best friend, Joe Elliott of Denison, TX.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children, a cause close to his heart.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Memories

Charles "Charlie" Warren Sherrard

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Bridget Renfroe

January 28, 2020

Scott, your tribute was beautiful. Kind, caring and considerate exactly describes my memories of Charles. He had a winning personality, and I always enjoyed my conversations with he and Joe.

He was always glad to see visitors, and you knew his heart was genuine.

I will greatly miss my neighbor and friend.

I will keep the Sherrard family and Joe in my thoughts and prayers.

Bridget Renfroe

Joe and Edna Wagy

January 28, 2020

We have many happy memories of holidays and most weekends spent with Charles “Pops” and his family. He treated us as family. Joe spent many weekends fishing and discussing anything and everything. We shared many laughs with him. We will miss him but think of him and Kay together again.

Scott Sherrard

January 27, 2020

There are several memories that stand out but the theme for me is how kind Charles Sherrard was, both to me, my brother and sister, and to my parents. Charles helped his little brother, my dad many times in business. His house in OKC was one of the most welcoming homes anyone could ever have the good fortune of entering. I spent many a day at his house watching the Dallas Cowboys football games, swimming in the pool and going to the lake and riding on his Big Houseboat. Going to the golf course with he and dad and riding in his fancy cars. Listening to him talking business as his family was an extension of my own. I was privileged to receive many life long lessons from this man. Charles had such a big heart and always wanted to help you if he could. He was always a good friend, confidant and adviser for me. These last four years were such a blessing. I would talk to him every week about everything, from business to raising children to God, we were face to face and I truly loved it. Thank you God for giving us Charles, and thank you Lord, for the investments that he made in my life. Charles (Uncle Bubby) they are paying off! Scott Sherrard.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY