John Raymond Sherman Jr.

December 30, 1956December 11, 2012
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John R. Sherman, Jr., 55, of Poplarville, Mississippi died Tuesday, December 11,  2012.

Mr. Sherman was a technical representative with Kay & Associates at NAS New Orleans in Belle Chasse, LA, a retired Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, where he proudly served as a Drill Instructor at Camp Pendelton in San Diego, California; an officer with the Derby Whitesand Volunteer Fire Department; and a helping friend to many in the Derby Community.

John will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his father, John R. Sherman, Sr.

Survivors include three children, Jessica (Benne) Delpier of Ridgeland, SC, Christopher (Brittany) Sherman, and Jeremy (Morgan), all of Poplarville, MS; his mother, Mar Sue Sherman of East Alton, IL; one brother, Bill Sherman of Poplarville, MS; one sister, Suzanne (Todd) Sever of Seattle, WA; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Friends are invited to attend funeral services at 2:00 pm; Sunday, December 16, 2012 at White Funeral Home, 315 Highway 11 South, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470. The family will receive friends and have visitation from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.

Online guestbook at .

White Funeral Home, Poplarville (601) 795-4982



  • Visitation Saturday, December 15, 2012
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 16, 2012

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Bonnie Jones

September 20, 2013

John, you're still missed and thought of often. May you rest in peace.

Jason tucker

August 5, 2013

rest in peace

Carlos Gutierrez

January 16, 2013

My condolences to all of John's family and friends. It's clear that he made a lasting impact on many people, its one of the best legacies any of us can hope for. I had the privilege of working with John on various projects over the past 10 years. I was looking forward to working with him again and was shocked to learn of his passing. I will truly miss his energy and wit, and our nation will miss his knowledge and expertise.

Mike and Lilia Jenks

December 18, 2012

We were deeply saddened by the news of John's untimely passing. He was a GREAT friend and "Marine Brother" for years. John was always ready to lend a hand or advice on any subject or task. The man seemed to know a little bit about anything! "Heart of Gold" was mentioned several times, but with John, that is an understatement. We will miss you John! Semper Fi Brother!, see you later...

Kay Cupp

December 17, 2012

Aunt Sue, Bill, Suzanne and family,
We are so sorry to here of the loss of Johnny. He was a wonderful person who served his family and his country well. Sorry we couldn't be there but please know that you have our deepest sympathy and you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
We love you all,
Kay, Cliff, Jentri, John, Andrea and Tori

Geri Saracino

December 17, 2012

To Jessica and the Sherman family,

My deepest condolences at the loss of your father, brother, and grand-father. May memories of happier days with him bring you solace at this most difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Geri Saracino

Colin Hebert

December 17, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Laurie Miller

December 16, 2012

John was a sweet and generous person. I will miss him more then words can say. We've shared some fun times on the motorcycle, running, and just hanging out. I will miss my friend but I'm grateful that I shared so many good times with him.

Eugene and Tammy Sherman

December 16, 2012

MarSue and family,we are so sorry for your loss.Sorry we couldn't be there.Your in our thoughts and prayers!

December 15, 2012

We are truly saddened by the sudden loss of John. He was g good man and a good friend, always willing to assist whenever he was needed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He will truly be missed.

AKCM Earl Boswell (Ret)
Belle Chasse, LA