William Anthony Sherman

August 27, 1996November 17, 2020

William Anthony Sherman, age 24, passed into the loving arms of his Lord, from the loving arms of his grandmother Carolyn and caregiver Julie on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. He was welcomed into Heaven by his dear brother Carson. He will be remembered by his parents Angela (Dennis) Gort, Mark Sherman; sister, Violet; maternal grandparents Carolyn and Carson Neifert, with whom he lived; paternal grandparents Ronald and Darlene Sherman; many aunts and uncles, including Alison and Eddie Schmidt and Tony and Leah Neifert; special cousins Hayden and Bonnie Schmidt and Libby and Ella Neifert; and many other relatives, friends, teachers, and caregivers (Diana and Beatris).

Willie graduated from Grandville High School and had been a student at Pine Grove Learning Center. He was a member of Grandville United Methodist Church. He loved the MSU Spartans, the Detroit Tigers, fishing, shopping, and animals, especially horses. Willie was an inspiration to all who knew and loved him.

There will be a private graveside service for his immediate family. Because of COVID precautions, friends and relatives are invited to celebrate his life by participating in a drive-by visitation past his home at 3920 41st St., Grandville, MI from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 22. His family will be there to greet you with a wave from the driveway.

In memory of Willie, contributions may be made to Grandville United Methodist Church or Batten Disease Support and Research Association, 2780 Airport Dr. Suite 342, Columbus, OH 43219. The family welcomes memories and messages in their online guest book at



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Holly Vermaire

November 27, 2020

I remember Willie fondly when he was in my 4th grade class at Hudsonville South Elementary! He had an amazingly positive attitude about life and worked hard at everything in school, even when some things could be difficult. I am so sorry to hear of Willie's passing and will be lifting your whole family up in prayer at this time.
With Love,
Holly Vermaire (Miss Marshall to Willie:)

Katie Newenhouse

November 22, 2020

I remember Willie as a sweet, little boy in my 3rd grade class at South Elementary. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you during this difficult time. May you feel God's love and peace.

Scotty Brewer

November 20, 2020

I never got a chance to meet you Willie, but I have sure been blessed by your Dad. Because of your Dad’s impact on my life, I know how special you truly were. I’ll meet you in Heaven!

Lori Reuben

November 19, 2020

I will miss your fantastic smile that you always showed in ART class Willie. Hug Carson for me. You will always be in my heart.


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