James Deane SHERMAN

SHERMAN, James Deane 66, of Riverview, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Jim is the son of the late James and Betty Sherman and was born in Rochester, NY. He moved to Florida, where he later joined and proudly served in the U.S. Navy. Jim married the love of his life, Sandy, on Nov.16, 1968 and together they owned and operated a successful car business. Jim was well respected for his sense of knowledge, ability to communicate with others and his gentle spirit. He has never met a stranger and he always had an amazing story to share. Jim was an avid fisherman, lobsterman and gardener and he will always be remembered for his kindness he extended to everyone he encountered. He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Michael Sherman and brother, Ronnie. He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Sandy; son, James Deane Sherman Jr.; daughter, Kelly (Dale) Nelson; his fishing buddy and grandson, Connor; brothers, John, Ray and Donnie; sisters, Patty, Jackie and Mary and many other family and friends. Memorial services will be held 10 am, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Southern Funeral Care, 10510 Riverview Drive, Riverview. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made for the Jim Sherman Memorial Fund, % Sandy Sherman. Please sign guestbook at SouthernFuneralCare.com

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Southern Funeral Care
10510 Riverview Drive Riverview, FL 33578
(813) 671-3121

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 27, 2013