OBITUARY

Dorothy Mae Sherlin

March 30, 1925January 10, 2021
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KNOXVILLE - Dorothy (Dot) Mae Sherlin, age 95 of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, January 10, 2021. She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Ollie Sherlin; and brother, George (Buddy) McGhee. Dot is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Tom Sherlin, Allen (Nan) Sherlin and daughter and son-in-law, Janice (Darrol) Payne; 3 grandchildren, Derek, Donovan and Evan. The family will receive friends Friday, January 15, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at McCarty Evergreen Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Greenwood Cemetery for a 11:00 a.m. entombment. Condolences may be offered at www.mccartyevergreen.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Eric Hoffarth

January 16, 2021

Tom Sherlin and family,
Tom, I am saddened to hear of the loss of Dot from you and your family. When I think of the celebration of her life that is being shared today, my memories are these:
The three of us sitting in the living room talking together and how lively and engaging your mother was from the first time I met her. She was kind, thoughtful, and friendly towards me even at that first meeting. She was quick to laugh and thoughtful in our conversations together. She had a warmth and glow about her that was always youthful and energetic, never complaining once of any pain or discomfort she might have been having and something I’d like to aspire to do as I grow older. I remember your kindness and caring towards her and your thoughtfulness- taking Dot on drives in the mountains, taking joy in your shared love of nature, talking and enjoying each other’s company and taking her to the Golden Corral for dinner together. She spoke warmly of these times you had together as did you. I remember the pleasure of having dinner together with you both on a few occasions as it reminded me of the meals I missed so much having with my grandparents when they had passed some years earlier. Being with Dot reminded me of them and of feeling “at home”. I remember appreciating simply the friendship you and Dot had. I can’t imagine a more wonderful relationship between a mother and her son- the respect for each other, the kindness and thoughtfulness and genuine love of each other’s company and appreciation for having each other in your lives. Dot relied on you more as she got older but you never saw it as a burden or sacrifice but offered it with love and affection and as naturally and as carefree as someone who simply would have done anything for her, revealing just how much she meant to you and her family. I hope you find comfort in the love you showed her and joy you brought to her life.
Sincere thoughts and prayers and sympathy for you & your family’s loss. Eric

Julia Chambers

January 12, 2021

To The Sherlin Family
I want to express my deepest condolences in the passing of Mrs. Sherlin. May God wrap his comforting arms around each and everyone of during this time. Mrs Sherlin is now looking down upon each and everyone of you as your guardian Angel. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
( I am a friend of Allen Sherlin)

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