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Sherrod, Joseph R.

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January 9, 1928 - June 2, 2019

Sherrod, Joseph R.

Joseph Reuben Sherrod aged 91 died on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at his home in Dallas, Texas. A life-long Texan, Joe was born in Fort Worth and moved to Kingwood with his wife Charlotte in 1994 to be near their Quick grandchildren. For the last seventeen years Joe had been a resident of Dallas, supervising the household of his daughter Maggie.

Joe was the son of the late Robert Emmett Sherrod and Katherine McMillin Sherrod.

Mr. Sherrod was a graduate of Northside High School and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. After graduating from TCU, Joe taught at Parker Junior High School and Arlington Heights High School. He concluded his award-winning education career as Director of Public Relations for FWISD. After retiring from the schools, Joe and his wife Charlotte spent 18 years selling antiques in malls and shows throughout the state of Texas. After his wife’s death Mr. Sherrod spent 15 years traveling, cooking the best cherry pie and entertaining family and friends with his stories.

Mr. Sherrod was predeceased by his wife Charlotte Childress Sherrod, son Frank Sherrod, his brothers Bob Sherrod, Bill Sherrod, John Sherrod and their respective wives Frances, Billye and Betty.

Joe is survived by his children Larry Sherrod of Houston, Texas, Katie Sherrod Bulkley and her husband Stephen of Wellington, New Zealand, Maggie Sherrod and her new poodle Piff Puff of Dallas, Texas, Anne Sherrod Quick and her husband Bruce of Kingwood, Texas and Amy Sherrod Glazier and her husband Don of Plano, Texas. He is also survived by his grandchildren Michael Glazier and his wife Caroline of Dallas, Texas, Erin Quick Sutton and her husband Shaughn of Dallas, Texas, Matt Quick of Houston, Texas, Meghan Quick of Kingwood, Texas, Maggie Glazier of Plano, Texas and Emily Bulkley of Wellington, New Zealand. Joe is also survived by many, loving nieces and nephews and his first cousin BoPeep Benckart of Bloomington, Indiana.

A Mass of Celebration for Mr. Sherrod will be held
10:00 am on Saturday, June 8, 2019
Christ the King Catholic Church
8017 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas, 75225

A private burial will be held at a later date in Granbury, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe Sherrod’s name may be made to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns, 5801 Mount Carmel Drive, Arlington, Texas, 76017 and/or the Democratic National Committee, 430 South Capitol Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003.

A Signature Service under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

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Judy Flippo Gathings

June 16, 2019 10:04AM

My deepest sympathy to the Sherrod family. Mr Sherrod was my homeroom teacher at AHHS 1960-1963. Also my history teacher. Loved him. He was a wonderful person.

Leigh McDonald

June 08, 2019 1:46AM

To Katie and family. So sorry for your loss. So glad I got to meet Joe in Wellington and have a lovely high tea with him, Maggie, Katie and my dad and step-mum. That day is a happy day that I will treasure. Much love.

Holly Lile

June 06, 2019 6:25PM

A celebration of life well lived and a family well loved.
Hugs Maggie

Bridget Crosby

June 06, 2019 1:01PM

Oh, the stories Joe could tell. I loved to listen to his tales of his travels. He had paperwork to back it up as well. And travel he did and with Maggie in tow. I imagine sometimes it was hard to keep up with him! What a sweetheart! He had an impeccable sense of style and definitely knew how to decorate. I was jealous of Maggie that she had such an expert in that department. And I'll always have fond memories of the incredible Thanksgiving spreads that Joe and Maggie so lovingly hosted--ironed linens in our laps and all. And oh, those sweet potatoes!!! That man could cook! Mr. Sherrod was a joy and a treasure. I know his wife is happy to see him again! Love, hugs and prayers for the family. And a pat for little Piff Puff.

Mary Deese Hampton

June 06, 2019 10:51AM

What a wonderful life! Sunch a special man who gave joy and wisdom to so many! How proud you all must be of his accomplishments! Especially his cherry pie! Love and prayers to all the family!

Judy Thompson Tomlin

June 06, 2019 12:00AM

Mr. Sherrie was my history teacher my senior year (61) at Arlington Heights. He gave me a lifelong love of history that I study until this day. I am so grateful that he was my teacher that made history come alive.
My deepest sympathies to all of his family. Mr. Sherri’s will always be in my heart and mind.

Lori Parker

June 05, 2019 1:03PM

Sending all my love to the Sherrod family - my deepest condolences on the loss of a remarkable man. I have fond memories all the way back to middle school – coming over to do homework with Maggie, and listening to Joe and Charlotte’s wonderful stories. I will always remember Joe’s biting wit, adorable charm, that little twinkle in his eye, and his utmost devotion to his family. Cheers to a life well lived, Joe - you will be missed!

JoAnn Allison

June 05, 2019 8:10AM

Maggie, I was saddened by the loss of this amazing man. I so enjoyed visiting with him while living at the Diplomat. I have often hought of you
two lovely people.

Charlotte Green Dawson

June 05, 2019 8:04AM

Such an outstanding man. Joe was my teacher 1958-1960. A dedicated teacher and a terrific mentor. I owe him so much for my happiness and successes in life. RIP.

Lee Ann LaCroix Rottler

June 05, 2019 7:52AM

Oh, Mr. Sherrod, I have such fond and wonderful memories of your family. Seems to me that you and Mrs. Sherrod raised some wonderful kids. What a legacy! Rest in Peace and give Mrs. Sherrod a hug for me.

Michael and Stan Tucker-McDermott

June 05, 2019 5:38AM

A wonderful father, loving husband, erudite, quick-witted friend. We will miss all of that and just sitting and listening to him tell his tales. Our most sincere and deep sympathy and empathy to all his family feeling this loss. All of you are in our thoughts and our hearts as Joe will certainly always be.

Lori Hershman

June 04, 2019 10:38PM

I have such wonderful memories with Joe and the girls. He was one amazing guy and his cherry pie always made me smile. My deepest sympathies to his girls, and his extended family. He will be missed by all but the memories will last forever. I raise my glass and say thanks for allowing me to have shared in his life.

Donna and Don Burkett

June 04, 2019 8:04PM

Joe will be remembered for his award winning fried chicken for July 4th festivities by the Burkett family. His quick (no pun intended) wit and humor will be a memorable and endearing quality that will held close to our hearts. Love you Joe!!