On Sept. 5, 2020, our family lost our parent, grandparent and friend Bill Sherry. Bill was a man who made his own way in life and was an icon for his children and grandchildren. Bill was originally from Gonzales, Texas, married his sweetheart, Sharlene (Smith) Sherry, in 1955. After following many oil field jobs, Bill and Sharlene settled in Devine, Texas, in 1962. They purchased their first and forever home in the center of Devine on Tuttle Drive.
Bill Sherry was an oil field worker, a rancher, and land/property manager. He was known as the man riding his bicycle for exercise or the man sitting on his beloved patio watching the town go by. He enjoyed his many mornings at Charlies II’s having coffee with friends and before heading out to tend to his cattle. He also loved viewing the deer, turkeys and hogs in the Devine area known as the Blackjacks.
Bill and Sharlene raised five children in Devine. Sharlene pre-deceased Bill in death in 2012. Bill is survived by his 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Gary Sherry, the eldest, currently residing in Anthem, AZ. His children; Kristen married to Dave Stoldal (Devine) and their children; Sarah and Madelyn. His son Kyle married to Krystin Sherry live in Puyallup, WA and their children; Hannah, Ethan and Harper; and son Ryan Sherry (Houston).
Daughter Vicki married William Vontur and they are current residents of Devine, TX. Their children; Brad married to Jeanette Vontur (St. Johns, Florida) and their children Kaitlyn, Kaycie, Connor, Kristen, Kora and Caden; and son Jeremy Vontur is with fiancée Desiree Webb (Las Vegas, Nevada).
Daughter Sabrina married to Deodulo (YoYo) Guerra, residents of Devine, TX. Her children; Nicole married to Brett Payton (Devine) and her children Maisie and Gunnar. Her son Brian Schenk is married to Shi (Devine) and their children are Lilly, Mason and Violet. Their daughter Emily is married to Chris McGrew (Devine) and their children are; Nyieli, Tenielle, and Tegan (twins).
Daughter Nancy married to Craig Waskow, residents of Royse City, Texas. Her children; Shannon married to Michael Black (Pearland, TX) and their daughter Anna Lane. And daughter Tara married to Jeff Erdman (North Bend, WA). And son Heath Lewis, who pre-deceased his grandfather in death in 1991.
Daughter Deidra married to James Soret, residents of Devine, TX. Her children; Fallon married to Tim Roberts (Devine) and their son Hudson. Daughter Kayla Moore (Conroe, TX) and her daughter Trinity; and her son Lance Moore (Devine).
The family would like to extend special thanks to the wonderful services provided by Amedisys Hospice providers. They were so loving, praying with us and helping us keep dad as comfortable as possible. We are eternally grateful. Also, we want to thank all the friends and family members who have reached out with support. We plan a memorial for dad, Bill Sherry, in November.
Anyone wanting to leave donations may direct them to Devine Hospice Thrift Store or Food Pantry in Devine.
Anyone wishing to leave condolences or share memories, please visit www.Hurleyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home Devine- 303 W College Ave. Devine TX, 78016 (830)663-4445