March 27, 1935 Andrew Jackson Sherrill, otherwise known as "Bud," was born March 27, 1935. He was one of ten siblings. His life began and ended in Crab Orchard. One of the stories told most is the purchase he made in 1956 of his brand new '57 Chevy. A very short time after his purchase, he was drafted to the U.S. Army where he served two years. He would tell you how he was only making $56 and his payment was $52 a month. He would play poker and give rides to the guys to make up the difference if he was short. He kept the same car, the original title, for 59 years. He was so proud! Bud met Carolyn in Crossville and they married in February 1961. They moved to Dayton, OH, where Bud began working for Conrail. They were blessed with four children, Cindy, Ronnie (Rhonda), Don (Cammie) and Jennifer (Curtis). They lived in Fairborn until Bud retired from Conrail. He worked for them for 43 years only missing one day of work. That is the 100 percent dedication that man gave. After retirement, they moved back to Crab Orchard, just like he always said they would. Their home in Crab Orchard became a favorite place for their nine grandchildren, Shannon, Christina, Stephanie, Ashley, Katie, Hannah, Kayla, Andrea and Dillon; and their two great-grandchildren, Corbin and Cadence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Leland and Minnie Lou Nail Sherrill. Andrew and Carolyn were married for 54 years. He had a kind of love that is hard to find. He was an honest man. He was compassionate and his joy was contagious. He was the type of family man that knew the difference between wants and needs. He was conservative yet the most generous man you've ever met. "Our lives are better because he was a part of it. Every memory will bring a smile! He will never be forgotten. Until we meet again..." Funeral services were held March 23 at Hood Funeral Home. Bro. Ted Willie officiated, with burial in Haley's Grove Cemetery. Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC (www.hoodfuneralhome.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  March 26, 2015