Knox Hunter Sherer
1933 - 2017
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Knox Hunter Sherer of Matthews, NC died at Presbyterian Hospital on April 13, 2017, after a brief illness. He was born March 9,1933 in Columbia,SC, son of Dr. Palmer Grier Sherer and Iva LaRou Sherer. He attended the University of South Carolina and graduated from USC School of Law. He served in the US Air Force in the Judge Advocate General's Corp. While living in Florence, SC he was Secretary and Treasurer of Diamond Hill Plywood Company, President of Pee Dee Kiwanis Club, and elder at First Presbyterian Church. He was director of The Door Ministries, a Christian ministry where he was a godly, inspirational mentor to many youth. After moving to Charlotte, NC, he was president of Data Management Consultants and treasured his clients as friends. He was a founder and elder of the Village Church in Matthews, NC, board member of King College in Bristol, TN, and served as Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in 2002.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Clark Sherer. His children are Betsey (Dr. Robert) Moore of Florence, SC, and Knox Hunter Sherer Jr. of Matthews, NC. Grandchildren are Dr. Meg (Michael) Miller of Winston -Salem, NC, and Hunter Moore of Greenville, SC., and a great granddaughter, Liza Miller. Surviving brothers are David Sherer of Simpsonville, SC and Jack Sherer of Prosperity, SC.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Back Creek Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC with Pastors Scott Waters and Matt Mantooth officiating. The family will receive friends preceding the service, at 10:00 am. A graveside service for family will follow at Sharon ARP Church, Sharon, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Village Church, 9716-B Rea Rd. #121, Charlotte, NC, 28277 or Novant Health Hospice, PO Box 33549, Charlotte, NC 28233.

Arrangements are in the care of J.B. Tallent Funeral Service, Charlotte, NC.

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Published in Charlotte Observer on Apr. 16, 2017.
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April 10, 2019
Knox was a mentor, a friend, an adviser and and an inspiration to both Tere and I. My thoughts and prayers to Betty and his family on this and every day.
Jim Bianchi
April 18, 2017
Betty, Betsey and Hunter I have such warm memories of the time I spent with your family back in the seventies. Knox was such an encouragement to us all in those early days of our faith, and I was thankful I got to see him and you all again a few years back at the "Door Reunion / Concert" in Florence. Working with Knox whenever The PTG visited The Door is a high spot in my memories of that era. Please know you're in my prayers.
Pat Terry
April 18, 2017
Betty, Betsey, Hunter--I have such wonderful memories of being in your home often when Betsey and I were in grammar school. And then your ministry to so many teens. Keeping us entertained and out of trouble but mostly setting a Godly example of what serving Christ and serving others was all about. I know that Knox received a "Well done, my good and faithful servant" when he arrived at heavens gates. You'll all remain in our thoughts and prayers. Much love. Carol Anne (Shrum) Hanks
Carol Anne Shrum Hanks
April 17, 2017
Dear Betty and family. I am sure Knox is in heaven. Betty was so in love with him. One could tell how she spoke of him and her children. God bless you all and keep you in the hollow of His hand. Adrienne and Fred Weber, Cutchogue, Long Island, New York
April 16, 2017
Knox's example of a Godly man who allowed His calling to affect every area of his life has touched hundreds. Only last week, I was telling people at my work of seeing Knox- the leader of a large company- on his hands and knees scrubbing the women's toilet. I was the next to the last person to leave work that night and saw the light on in the bathroom- he never knew I saw him. But, his example of a humble servant was etched on my heart that night.
David Johnson
April 16, 2017
Knox was a mentor, an inspiration and a dear friend to my wife Tere and I. He and Betty opened their home to so many, and it was there that we met them in the early 90s when they hosted a home group for Forest Hill Church. He was one of those that you think will go on forever, and indeed he will. Knox, I'll see you when I get there.
Jim Bianchi
April 16, 2017
Knox was a great influence on me when I was young. He and the people associated with the Door helped form my spiritual and moral character which remains rock solid to this day, and I am sure that so many he has inspired have gone on to inspire hundreds and hundreds of others. I am proud and vastly increased by having encountered him on my path. My prayers for comfort go out to the entire family and all who were touched by him.
Cliff Hursey
April 15, 2017
Knox was a wonderful man. He mentored many young men. Thank God for faithful men like Knox. He will be missed.
Rev. Dr. Donald Hayes
April 15, 2017
What a reunion he is having w/ Jamie Grimsley and N.B. Baroody. I will always love this man and I eagerly await my turn to join the Church Triumphant! Blessings to you, Betty, Betsey and Hunter. I know your hearts are heavy and grieving w/ hope.
And congratulations to you, Knox on your promotion for a job well done.
Tamara Rhodes
April 15, 2017
Knox was a dear friend, mentor, and model who opened his heart and home to me. He was an encourager, my supporter and cheerleader as I entered the ministry. I have used Knox as an illustration in a number of sermons on how to be a faithful follower of Jesus regardless of where you were and what you were doing. Thank you Knox for loving a very unlovable young man into the kingdom of God. Your presence will be missed greatly by so many of us. Bless you my brother in your new life after this life with great company of saints.
Joseph Dorociak
April 15, 2017
Knox will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him! He served people from a heart of devotion to Jesus Christ. Now, he is enjoying his great and full reward before his Lord Jesus. Our prayers are with the whole family!
Bryan and Ann Slater
April 15, 2017
I thank the Lord for Knox who encouraged this young pastor on many occasions... grace and peace in Christ...
Rob Buchanan
April 15, 2017
A great man and family with huge impact in the Kingdom.
Mark Johnson
April 15, 2017
Dear Betty, Betsey, and Hunter, I was saddened to hear of Knox's death. He was a great mentor to me at Diamond Hill Plywood and Diamond Hill Supply, teaching me so much about accounting, sales, and the business world in general. More than that, he was a great spiritual mentor. He never left anyone wondering where he stood spiritually.
He was one of the hardest workers I've ever seen and tried so hard to get and keep things going at Diamond Hill Supply. He was such a well-rounded person and had knowledge in so many areas. He worked hard to learn the plywood business and then equally, if not more so, the industrial mill supply industry and put everything he had into both. Everyone who worked for him had the utmost respect for him.
I know you will miss him. I know how much he loved and was so proud of each of you. There is no question where his soul rests today.
I don't think I will be able to attend the funeral, but God bless each of you as you adjust to life without a husband, father, and grandfather to your children.
Connie Woodard
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