Trenton, SC.......Mr. Sherman K. Ward, 79, husband of Eva Ward, entered into rest on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at AU Medical Center. His funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 15, 2021 in Sweetwater Baptist Church with Dr. Paul W. Noe officiating. Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Sweetwater Baptist Church on Sunday, March 14, 2021 from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM. His funeral service may be viewed by using the following link https://vimeo.com/event/25145 or clicking the button below.
Sherman was born October 8, 1941, at his family home in North Charleston. Sherman served honorably in the United States Marine Corps from 1960-1966 during the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged, he attended and graduated from Baptist College, and then moved to North Augusta in 1971. Sherman retired from ASCO/Emerson Electric after 30+ years as the shipping and receiving supervisor. He was a devoted follower of Christ, a faithful congregant of Sweetwater Baptist Church, and a member of Gideons International. Sherman was loved by family, friends, and colleagues alike. He daily lived out Jesus’ command to love thy neighbor as thyself, and was always willing to help anyone with anything at any time. Sherman was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening. When not chauffeuring members of the Augusta National Golf Club, Sherman could be found working at the farm he shared with Eva, tending to their animals, building farm structures, or completing any other outdoor project.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert P. and Lenette Ward, his brother Herbert Howard Ward, and sister Janet Ward Diamont. He is survived by his wife, Eva, daughters Ryanne (Kevin) Caldwell, Rhett (Luke) Sherman, Eva’s children Vanessa Burke and Shane Porter, and grandchildren Emma Grace and Addison Sherman, Cam and Lilli Caldwell. Sherman is also survived by his sister, Betty Ward Meeks, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and their families.
In memory of Sherman, contributions may be made to Gideons International (www.gideons.org) or The Haven (www.thehavensc.org), a non-profit retreat for law enforcement officers founded by Sherman’s daughter and son-in-law.
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