Archive for Wednesday, May 29, 2002


May 29, 2002


Funeral services for Earnest Paul Sherlock, 81, Baldwin City, were Tuesday at the Church of Christ, Baldwin City. Mr. Sherlock died Friday, May 24, 2002, at his home.

He was born Feb. 18, 1921, at Fort Scott, to Fred Raymond and Rosena Gladys (Johnson) Sherlock. The family moved to Marshall, Mo. and then to Granite City, Ill., where he began school. The family then moved to Old Cannon Mines, Mo., where he finished school. He moved to Kansas in 1937 and lived with his aunt and uncle, Melvin and Esther Holmes.

Mr. Sherlock joined the U.S. Navy and served nearly four years, from Feb. 3, 1942, until Sept. 2, 1945, in WWII. As a Water Tender 2nd Class, he helped build and then served on the submarine, U.S.S. Crevalle, in the Atlantic Ocean. He was serving on the U.S.S. Weiss when the war ended. During his military service, he earned the following medals American Area Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign, Philippines Liberation, Presidential Citation for the Philippines and Victory World War II Medal.

While on a 35 leave from the war in the Pacific, he married Marcena Faye Vitt Jan. 1, 1945.

He worked at the Vermillion Box Factory, Rhine's Laundry, Critchfield's Garage, all of Baldwin City. He also worked for Stokley-VanCamp, Lawrence. In 1956 he attended Mohler Barber College, Kansas City, Mo. He worked with Bill Whitney in Baldwin City before going to work at Trailwood Barber Shop in Overland Park, where he worked until his retirement in July, 1999.

He was baptized at the age of 19 at the Vinland Church of Christ. He was a member of the Baldwin City Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Marcena, of the home; two sons, David Dale Sherlock and his wife, Connie, Independence, and Stuart Sam Sherlock and his wife, Rhonda, Baldwin City; one daughter, Cindy Carol Sherlock McGill, Kansas City; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Waldon and Roy Sherlock and one sister, Mary Davis.

Burial was in Deay Cemetery, southeast of Eudora. Memorial contributions may be made to the Baldwin Church of Christ or the Douglas County Hospice and sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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