Knoxville - Sherman McDuffey, age 80, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully, Monday, January 11, 2021 at Creekview Health Center. He was born July 8, 1940 to the late Daniel and Dorothy Elizabeth Brazelton McDuffey.
He was a graduate of Austin High School, class of 1958, and retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company of America after many years of service as a Laborer. He was a devout believer in the risen Jesus Christ. His legacy includes that he loved to smile, laugh, and sometimes recite a rhyme or do a dance to brighten someone's day. He was a true friend and helped many people and organizations behind the scenes in a gentle and sincere way that will be remembered by those whose lives he touched.
In addition to his parents, Sherman is preceded in death by his nephew, Charles McDuffey Jr., and sister-in-law, Lois McDuffey.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Yolanda and Lydell Hammond, brother, Charles McDuffey Sr.; sister, Beverly McDuffey Ward; brother and sister-in-law, Ernest Sr. and Katherine McDuffey; nieces and nephews, Chenitha (James), Vernie, Darren (Jackie), LaKeisha, Daymond (Tara), Ernest Jr. (Alyshia), a host of great nieces and nephews to include namesake great-nephew Sherman Casby; longtime family friend and caregiver, Brenda Page; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A special thanks to the staff at Creekview Health and Rehabilitation, Knoxville, TN
Open visitation will be held Saturday January 16, 2021 at Jarnigan & Son's Chapel, 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Family will receive friends, 12:30 p.m.- 1:00 p.m., Sunday January 17, 2021 at Jarnigan & Son's Chapel, funeral service, 1:00 p.m., Rev. Sanford Miller, Officiating; Rev. Jessie Williams Eulogist.
Interment, Berry Highland South Memorial Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Avenue Knoxville, TN 37915, (865)-524-8461, www.beckcenter.net
Final arrangements by JARNIGAN & SON MORTUARY. www.jarnigansmortuary.com