Sherman Lee "Buddy" Williams was born November 27, 1950 in Madison County, MS to James Williams and Mildred Cromwell Williams. Sherman passed April 20, 2017 at the Golden Living Center in Merrillville, IN. Sherman attended Gary public schools and Purdue University Calumet. He also served in the U.S. Army and was involved in the Viet Nam conflict. He was employed at West Side High School as a guidance counselor and at Blaw Knox Foundry in East Chicago, IN. Sherman is survived by daughter Sherrell Williams; three grandchildren Jermale, Jada and Zion Williams; sisters Barbara, Diane, Ella and Carolyn Williams; brothers Jerome and Dennis Williams; nephews and nieces Jamell, Myles, Daria and Erica Williams; grandnieces and grandnephews. Visitation Saturday April 29, 2017 from 9-11a.m. with funeral services immediately following at 11:00a.m. all services at the Guy & Allen Chapel. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.