Sherwood, 81 SMYRNA - Ralph "Mike" Sherwood passed away at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Mr. Sherwood was born Aug. 18, 1931 in Felton, the son of the late Wilbur and Blanche Sherwood. He served his country with honors in the USAF, retiring as a MSGT in 1971. Following his retirement from the USAF he retired from the Delaware Department of Corrections following 20 years of service. Mike was a member of the VFW Post #8801 in Smyrna, and VFW Post #8154 in Zephyrhills, Fla., the American Legion Post #14 in Smyrna and a Life Member of AMVETS. He was also a member of Oliver Lodge# 84 AF&AM in Alexandria, La., the Scottish Rite and Nur Temple in Wilmington, Del., the Harrington, Del. and Zephyrhills, Moose Lodge, he was a member of the Cooties, and a past member of the Felton, Del. Fire Company. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Brittingham Sherwood; a son, Michael L. Sherwood; a sister, Mildred Springer; and two brothers, Wilbert Sherwood and Robert L. Sherwood. He is survived by his son, Glen C. Sherwood; and his wife, Lori L. of Smyrna; six grandchildren, Aimee Bordley and her husband, Will of Dover, Amanda Sherwood of Dover, and Zachary Sherwood of Middletown, Kaila, Katie and Brody Dukes all of Smyrna; and two great-grandchildren, Trey and Laila Bordley. A viewing will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2013 in the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 S. Main St. in Smyrna, DE. Funeral services will begin at noon. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Smyrna. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to VFW Post #8801, 4941 Wheatleys Pond Road Smyrna, DE 19977. Condolence letters may be sent by visiting www.fariesfuneralhome.com.
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Published in NewsZapDE on July 25, 2013