Stanley Alan Sherlin

March 13, 1961October 5, 2020

Stanley Alan Sherlin died Monday, Oct 5, 2020 after a battle with brain cancer. He passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side. He was 59 years old.

Born March 13, 1961 in Cleveland Tennessee, Stan was the only child of Jay Franklin and Lois Boehmer Sherlin.

A graduate of Bradley High School, he studied architecture at Cleveland State College, where he played both basketball and golf. He transferred to Lee University where he continued to play both sports and eventually earned a bachelors degree in business.

He continued to play golf and compete as an amateur his whole life earning several distinguished Alabama Golf Association titles as well as serving on the AGA board. He worked in the insurance industry, excelling in sales, and ended his career as a part of the wonderful AFLAC family. He loved Tennessee football, being outdoors, traveling, studying the Bible and spending time with family and friends.

Stan attended Saint James United Methodist Church and previously was a member of Vaughn Forest Church and North Cleveland Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by wife, Cheris LeFevre Sherlin, daughter, Emma Charmagne Sherlin, mother, Lois Boehmer Sherlin, mother-in-law, Brenda LeFevre, in-laws John and Charmagne (LeFevre) Fraser and Pierce LeFevre, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 8 at 2:00 at Saint James United Methodist Church. Covid precautions will be in place. Services will be officiated by Pastors Lester and Janeese Spencer and Jeff McFarland.

Flowers accepted, or donations can be made to Saint James United Methodist Church in honor of Stan.


  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service

    Thursday, October 8, 2020


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Clifford Johnson

October 18, 2020

Just a few words or love and blessings for my neighbor and Christian brother for over 20 years, I will miss our years of grass cutting talks and sports talks. I thank God for receiving you into his Kingdom. God’s Guardian Angels are keeping watch over your wife and daughter. Rest In Peace,

Your friend and neighbor,
Clifford Johnson

Louise Carlisle

October 9, 2020

As a member of Stan's Aflac family, we are sad to hear of his passing. He was great to work with and easy to talk to. His happy spirit and quick wit always made meetings interesting. We are praying for his family and sending you our deepest sympathies.

Keith Sloan

October 9, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Stan's passing. I attended Cleveland State with Stan in '79-'80 school year. He was truly a wonderful athlete and an even greater person. You will surely be missed by all. My condolences to all his family members. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Dennis Johnson

October 8, 2020

I knew Stan through work and found him to be a man of integrity who loved his family. I will be unable to attend the memorial but please know he was well respected. He will be missed by his Aflac family.

Shane Sinquefield

October 7, 2020

To the Sherlin family,
My sympathy and prayers go out to you for this loss. Stan was a solid guy that talked about his family when we did business together. He was a man of character and worked hard to do the right things in business! I know he will be missed by all of us. May God watch over you and provide the comfort that you need during this time. I appreciate the time spent doing business with my friend Stan!!
D. Shane Sinquefield
Managing Partner
Flowers Insurance Agency

Lisa Goggans

October 7, 2020

Cheris and Emma
I only met Stan a couple of times but that was enough to see what a fun & special man he was.
My Brightwell family sure did love him.
Prayers and hugs to y’all.
In Christ
Lisa Goggans

Ken Ogle

October 6, 2020

When my 102 yr old Dad, Claude Ogle, (Stan’s Great Uncle) received his honorary high school diploma at Bradley Central, Stan called me and said Emma wanted to go to the Senior Prom with Dad. I told Dad that and he got a big laugh out of it and said we just made his day.

The happiest person in Heaven today is ‘Jay Bird Sherlin’!!! We cry with you and we rejoice with you knowing a true warrior has made Heaven his home. “No more nights, no more pain” all praise be to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Love ❤️ u’all and we are lifting you up in prayer constantly.

Ken, Sheila, Kyle and Caroline Ogle

Max McMullen

October 6, 2020

Stan, you’ve left a vacancy in my heart, my brother. What can you say about one of the best men you could have ever met. He went out of his way to make you feel welcomed and a part of his team. Stan opened his life up to me and my wife sharing dinners, trips and prayers. Heaven gained an angel as we are confident we will be together again. My friend, in the meantime I’ll shed a few tears and smile when I think of you. I am honored to have called you, friend.

steve jinright

October 6, 2020

I will always remember Stan from Vaughn Forest Church. I was a really bad alcoholic and started going to his church and met Him and Ricky Michael and Jimmy Blackwell. . We played golf several times, But what stays in my heart was the time I was in Columbus Ga selling insurance and I was craving alcohol. I called Ricky and he and Stan drove all the way to Ga to meet me and get me back home sober. He and a few other members of the church always prayed for me and taught me so much about the bible and the power of Prayer in our men's group. May you rest in peace my friend. Hit em straight and long. Tell Ricky Steve Jinright says hello and I will play a threesome with you guys one day

Scott Cornette

October 6, 2020

I first met Stan back in 2001/02 playing in the Prattville Invitational. We were paired together on the first day. Throughout the day I would speak in his direction but he hardly said a word to me. I thought did I do something to this guy, man he's kind of a jerk. We get done playing and while shaking hands he looks right at me and says, "dude my name is Stan." He immediately laughed as I did eventually. In 34-35 years of playing this game he is quite simply the nicest guy I've ever met. God bless u Stan


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