Sherman Dulaney, 90, of Jonesborough, TN passed away, December 24, 2017, at Lakebridge Health Care Center, leaving a hole in the hearts of so many family and friends who loved him.
Sherman was born May 25, 1927, to Ira and Jesse Dulaney of Jonesborough, TN. He enlisted in the Army in 1945, where he served as a 1st Infantry guard at the Nuremberg Palace of Justice War Crime Trials. He enjoyed gardening, farming, playing cards and attending David Crockett High School Sporting events. He worked at Newport News Shipyard, Franklin Milk Company, Burton Rubber, and later in life working for Jones and Church Farms where he enjoyed working until age 86. He was a member and Deacon at Vincent Methodist Church for many years.
Sherman is survived by his wife Verna Lou Dulaney of Jonesborough, TN, his son David Dulaney and wife Kim of Johnson City, TN, his daughter Martha Horton and husband Richard of Jonesborough, TN; three grandchildren, Brooke Phillips and husband Josh of Johnson City, TN, Brian Horton and wife Amy of Jonesborough, TN, Beth Horton Pettit and husband Drew of Jonesborough, TN ; five great grandchildren, Brady Horton and wife Brie, Connor Horton, Duncan Horton, Cooper Pettit, Tanner Pettit; a niece, Pettis Ann Kernoodle, nephews, Fred Dulaney, Curtis Dulaney and numerous great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jessie and Ira Dulaney; his grandparents: two brothers, Fred and Paris Dulaney.
A very special thank you to the staff at Lakebridge Health Care and the Mountain Home Veterans Hospital for the love, kindness and exceptional care provided to Sherman. And a special thank you to the Rook players at Pioneer Market for all of the years of friendship and comradery.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Dillow Taylor Funeral Home. The funeral services will follow at 7:00pm with Pastor Jeremy Dykes officiating.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Friday, December 29, 2017 at Vincent Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers Brian Horton, Drew Pettit, Connor Horton, Josh Phillips, Greg Church and Mike Church. Honorary Pallbearers, Pioneer Market Rook Players.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to Disabled American Veterans Fund at www.dav.org.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||Mike Alabed (Chico)
|David I feel for you, I see you every now and then
if there's anything I can do please feel free to
|Had the honor and pleasure of meeting this
hero after escorting Honor Flight on their
return from Washington, DC. I remember him
telling us about the welcome they received
there, and how it made them all feel like
heroes.Mr Dulaney, you are a true American
hero, and the world will be a lesser place
without you. Prayers and condolences to
friends and family. RIP Warrior, your
watch is over|
|Martha and Family, I only learned today of your father passing away. Please accept my condolences and know that you and your loved ones will be in my prayers. From the obituary, it sounds as though your dad lived a full and interesting life. Martha, I think of you often and miss you. Hope to see you soon and give you a hug. |
|We're so sorry for your loss. I truly
enjoyed talking to Sherman every time I
ran into him. May God bless and comfort
each one of you. |
|So sorry for your loss he was a good person to
know and a great rook player I knew him through my
grandfather from up at pioneer grocery ....Our
Prayers and thoughts are with you .....|
|So very sorry to hear of the loss of your precious Dad. My
thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time|
|My mother called when she read about Mr. Dulaney’s passing.
I had the privilege to teach Brian and Beth at David Crockett.
Until this morning I had no idea that their grandfather was
responsible for saving my mother’s life when she was a young
girl. He was a young boy sitting on the porch talking to my
grandfather when my mother fell off a footlog and hit her head
on a rock in the creek. He saw her fall and ran down to pull her
out of the creek. Such a small world and so grateful he was
there. So sorry for your loss. |
|Heartbreaking to hear this....I have many sweet memories of
Sherm and Aunt Verna Lou....your family in Mississippi will be
thinking and praying for you.|
||Everette L. Horton jr.
|David I am so very sorry for your loss... May The GOD of all creation comfort You at this time...
Proverbs 3..read it...TRUST GOD, with all your heart, its the instruction we have, it is more than enough. That is the promise , The Heaven promised is real, The soul never dies. God is forever.....
May the FATHER, SON, & Spirit of God.,,,, Be with You & yours.ALWAYS...E.L.H.jr.
Again, I am, so sorry for Your loss.....Comfort Your Mother in faith, and love. Comfort Your Mother, most of all. jr. horton|
|David and family - So sorry to hear of Sherman's passing.
David - I know Sherman's passing is hard, but remember the
good times you had with him and pray for the better times to
come. Phyllis and I send our love and support.
|So sorry for your loss if I can help in any way
let me know. I will be praying for you and your
|Sherman was a great friend and neighbor, back in the day
when my Daddy has his store "J&J Market "you set your watch
for certain times of the day for Sherman to be there. Especially
early of the mornings & Rook game time. So so sorry for
your loss. He will be missed ..... |