Paul L. Sherman, 55, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Clay City and Brazil, was called home on Sunday, April 23, 2006, at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne.
Born Feb. 6, 1951, to Virgil C. and Edna Mae Butler Sherman, he was the ninth of 14 children.
He married Gayle Helton on Aug. 16, 1974, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Kimberly Sherman of Fort Wayne; a son, Israel Sherman of Fort Wayne; five brothers and four sisters-in-law, Norman Sherman of Churubusco; Michael and wife Karen Sherman of Urbana, Ohio; Philip and wife Grace Sherman of Cromwell; Willard and wife Salley Sherman of Albion; and Richard and wife Alica Sherman of Columbia City; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Barbara and husband Jim Campbell of Big Lake; Nancy Sherman of Merriam; and Kathy McClellan and Jennifer and husband Mike Patterson, all of Albion; and three grandchildren, Dallas, Madison and Kaylie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Janice Mann; and three brothers, Kerry Sherman, Clyde 'Red' Sherman and Lester Sherman.
Paul worked as a large equipment machinist for 28 years at Jess Graber Coal Mine and Construction Co.
He loved buying car parts, putting together race cars and racing them with his brothers-in-law. A family man, he was known to many as "Uncle Paul", always buying Christmas presents for each one of his nieces and nephews. He and his wife Gayle have many friends in the area, the Mark Haring family, the Conrad Kittles, the Max Fulks, and many coworkers at the Clay City Coal Mines. Paul will be remembered by many for his large stature, six foot, eleven inches and his big heart. He was a very loved man.
Services were at 11 a.m. today at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, 206 N. Main St.. Churubusco, IN 46723, with the Rev. Elizabeth Owens of Light of Christ Ministries officiating.
Memorials should be made to the family. Condolences may be sent online to email@example.com.