Charles Keith Sheridan
1938 - 2020
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CEDARVILLE — Charles Keith Sheridan, 81 years old, of Cedarville, entered his Savior's rest on March 26, 2020, after a lengthy illness. Keith was born August 29, 1938, in Springfield, Ohio, the only child of Marion Russell and Hazel Rosella (Brewer) Sheridan, who pre-deceased him. He is survived by his wife, Eva June (Moore) Sheridan, whom he married July 3, 1965, and his children, Sharon (Jerry) Flatter of Fairborn, Bart (Sandy) Sheridan of Cedarville, and Matt (Julie) Sheridan of Cedarville. He also leaves nine grandchildren: Wyatt Flatter, Luke (Brianna) Sheridan, Emily (Casey) Shaw, John-Keith (Naomi) Sheridan, Nathan (fiancée, Dalia) Sheridan, Abigail Sheridan, Noah Sheridan, Jonah Sheridan, & Eva Sheridan. During his final years, he enjoyed his great-grandchildren, Ruby Mae, Margaret Anna, Lilly Ann Sheridan, and soon-to-come Baby Shaw. He also is survived by numerous protégés in Ohio's auction and real estate industries.

Keith's father and mother moved the family in the early 1940s near his mother's hometown of Yellow Springs where the family farmed. Keith began his lifelong association with the Greene County 4-H program as a youth in 1948 and graduated from John Bryan High School in 1956. Following a year of studies at The Ohio State University, he returned home due to his father's ill health.

Before and after stints in the US Army and Army National Guard, he began a ten-year professional association with the DeWine Seed Company in Yellow Springs, eventually serving as a regional sales representative and traveling throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas. In the mid-1960s, he held management positions with the Waynesville Farmer's Exchange and the Xenia Farmer's Exchange before purchasing the Cedarville Feed & Grain in 1969, a company he and June owned and operated before closing it following the 1978 harvest.

In 1973, he earned his Ohio Auctioneer's license and in 1978 his real estate sales license, cultivating a love of auctions that eventually spawned Keith Sheridan & Associates, a business that continues as a local and regional industry leader. In 1984, Keith obtained his real estate broker's license and he and June started their full service real estate and auction brokerage, continuing to represent clients throughout southwest Ohio. He sponsored numerous young auctioneers and mentored many others throughout the State of Ohio until the end of his life.

Keith was an enthusiastic and faithful community volunteer throughout the region and the State. He served in many capacities in the Greene County 4-H program, including club advisor, Junior Fair Sale Committee member and auctioneer, and calf scramble announcer. He participated extensively in his children's school activities, serving as Little League baseball coach and the "Voice of the Indians" for Cedarville High School football for nearly thirty years. He was also elected several times to serve as a local school board member through the 1980s. Keith was the original emcee for the DeWine Ice Cream Social and proudly served his friends for over forty years in that capacity.

Keith's extensive community involvement also included presidencies of the Cedarville Lions Club, Xenia Rotary Club, Greene County Agricultural Society (Fair Board), Ohio Auctioneers Association, the Ohio Fair Managers Association and membership in the Yellow Springs Masonic Lodge No. 421. His inductions into the Ohio Auctioneers and Ohio Fair Managers Associations' Halls of Fame honored his longtime success and service to those two industries. Governor George Voinovich appointed him to the Ohio Auction Commission in the 1990s. He was a faithful member of the Clifton United Presbyterian Church, serving for many years as an adult Sunday School teacher, deacon, and elder.

Keith loved people and often entertained clients, customers, friends, and large groups with his volume of life stories, many of which his family members could quote along with him. He never met a stranger and was bigger than life to his friends and acquaintances. He was the type of person who captivated a room and was a leader in all he did. He was a faithful and proud husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who took great pride in his family and who leaves a legacy of hard work, service, and love.

The family will observe a private family remembrance on Wednesday, April 1st, and will hold a public memorial celebration at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Keith's name to the Clifton United Presbyterian Church or to Hospice of Dayton. Arrangements handled by McColaugh Funeral Home of Xenia, Ohio.

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Published in Xenia Daily Gazette from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2020.
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April 3, 2020
The Sheridan family has our deepest sympathy. Keith was a wonderful man and one of the most talented and successful auctioneers in the state of Ohio. We have many fond memories of working with him.
Don and Nancy Irvine
April 2, 2020
We are so sorry for such a huge loss, not only for your family, but for all who knew him. Our loving prayers are with you. He was someone that we will remember with great fondness.
Steve, Sherry,
April 1, 2020
Loving Memories will help you through this sad time in your lives. Sorry for your loss.
Paul and Gwen Nolte
April 1, 2020
We were in school together in Yellow Springs ohio. He lived about a mile away from my Dad's farm with his parents. We went to the same school and rode the same school bus everyday. He will be missed but I have good memories from the "good old days".
Richard Katon
March 30, 2020
I first met Keith at my first auction back in 1993 in Spring Valley. His enthusiasm was infectious and I became a regular attendee of the Sheridan Team auctions. My condolences during this difficult time, he will be missed.
Leonard DeBerry
March 29, 2020
Keith and I go back 70 years. Do you realize how many "war stories" that entailed. I've enjoyed this friendship over these years and he also had taken care of six actions for the Stover family. Rest in peace!
March 29, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You have our deepest condolences and sympathies. Mr. Sheridan will be forever missed.
Rita ,John
March 29, 2020
great man awesome family some of the kindest people ive ever met god bless the sheridans
richard kirk
March 28, 2020
June & Family please know you have my Deepest & Heartfelt sympathy at this very difficult time - Love & prayers
Betty Wells
March 28, 2020
Charles O Routzohn
March 28, 2020
To the Sheridan Family, I met Mr. Sheridan at my first auction as a young teacher with limited resources in need of a stove. He recognized very quickly my plight and was as determined as I was for me to get that stove. That experience set the stage for my love of auctions. Years later I would successfully offer the final bid for what is now Glory Ministries Church in Xenia. Thank you Brother Sheridan for your kind and generous spirit! May you all be blessed and comforted by The Lord our God, family and friends and precious memories!

Blessings, Rev. Dr. Gloria Wade Dillon,
Pastor and Founder of Glory Ministries Church
Rev. Dr. Gloria Wade Dillon
March 28, 2020
A wonderful caring man a friend to never knew a stranger
God rest your soul my sympathy to the family
Angelo Settembrini
March 28, 2020
To the family of Keith, what a wonderful man Keith has been to me and my family. He was never to bust to say hello. So proud to have called him my friend. RIP Keith, you were one of a kind. Thoughts and prayers to the whole family
Laura Apgar
March 27, 2020
To the Keith Sheridan family we the Tillman Family would like to express our deepest sympathy. Mr Sheridan was a special man. God Bless you all in your time of loss.
Diana Tillman
March 27, 2020
To the Family of Keith.
We send our deepest and sincerest sympathies at this time of bereavement. He was a true professional and a friend to all.he was always a joy and a pleasure to talk with . Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Don and Sheryl Wallick
Don Wallick
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