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Max Douglas Sherrill

Clemson, SC

Max Douglas Sherrill, PhD., 82, of 326 Woodland Way and husband of Emily Semmes Sherrill, died Monday, November 12, 2012 at the CARC Skilled Nursing Center.

Born in Hickory, NC, he was a son of the late Barney Hiram and Lorene Elizabeth Settlemyre Sherrill. Dr. Sherrill attended Lenior-Rhyne College and was a 1953 graduate of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where he also earned his Ph.D. in Physics in 1961. He was a retired professor of Physics at Clemson University. He was a volunteer with the Clemson Child Development Center and a USNavy Veteran.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Max Douglas Sherrill (Honore') of Central, SC, David Semmes Sherrill (Mary) of Westford, MA, and Adam Thomas Sherrill (Ali) of Charleston, SC; two daughters, Margaret S. Pruitt (Kaoruseo) of Long Beach, CA and Katherine S. Orr (Michael) of Central, SC; one sister, Joyce Clayton of Hickory, NC; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 3 PM, Monday in the chapel of Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home.

The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

The family is at the home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the .

Condolences may be expressed online at or at the funeral home.


Published in The Greenville News on Nov. 15, 2012
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