Danny Dean Sherrell

Friday, June 5, 2015

Danny Dean Sherrell, 83, of Bronaugh, Mo., passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Plano, Texas. Dan was born Sept. 25, 1931, in Bronaugh, Mo., to Carl and Dorris (Daugherty) Sherrell. He graduated from Bronaugh High School where he was active in Future Farmers of America, 4-H and varsity basketball. After graduation, he joined the Army and proudly served in the Korean War receiving multiple recognitions and decorations. In August of 1964, he married Ruth Iileen Blake, the youngest of seven children. He loved the camaraderie that he shared with his brother-in-laws.

Dan was a proud Teamster and member of Local 41. He was elected Union Steward multiple terms. In addition, he served in both the Army Reserve and the National Guard with his wife, Ruth. She was a Lt. Colonel and he was a First Sergeant. They enjoyed developing relationships with and mentoring these soldiers. He was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman. He was a fan of all sports and loved to hunt, fish and garden. He was an expert with roses. He loved spending time on his farm, on his tractor and with his cattle.

In later years, he was very active with the Shriners and the Nevada V.F.W. Post No. 2175, serving as post commander for two years. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He fiercely protected those he loved. He was known for giving everyone he knew a nickname and his unique phrases and expressions. His storytelling, wisdom, laughter and humor were treasured. He will be greatly missed.

Dan is survived by his two daughters, Lori Jeanne Sherrell Cable and her husband, Robert, of Carrollton, Texas, and Karen Lynne (Sherrell) Dawson and her husband, Peter, of Frisco, Texas; six grandchildren, Ashten Umphenour of Dallas, Texas, Seth Cable of Mesa, Ariz., Tate and Devon Dawson of Frisco, Texas, and Samuel and Nathanael Cable of Carrollton, Texas; a companion, Sandra Strawn; and his beloved dog, Ginger. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Blake) Sherrell, in 1995; and a grandson, Luke Matthew Cable, in 1993.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 6, at The Venue, 801 E. 3rd St., Fort Scott, Kan. Dan's son-in-law, Bob Cable, will be officiating. Burial will follow at Marmaton Cemetery in Redfield, Kan. Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.