CAMPOBELLO – Paul William Sherer, 93, of Campobello passed away Monday morning, August 10, 2020.
Born in Lawrence County, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Charles B. Sherer and Ruth Ramey Sherer and husband of the late Alma Hodges Sherer who preceded him in death in 2013.
Also preceding him in death were his three siblings: Roberta Sherer Clark and Ralph Sherer both of Gainesville, GA, and Charles Sherer of Walla Walla, WA.
Mr. Sherer was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the European Theater of Operations during WWII. Like many young men of that time, he married his high school sweetheart, and after his discharge, he and Alma lived in Atlanta, GA, before moving back to North Carolina, where daughter Elaine and son Chuck were born.
In 1950, Sherer joined the Charlotte Police Department having responsibilities in both uniformed and plain clothes operations. Early years with the department provided him with the privilege of escorting many notables of the day, including Marie Fletcher, Miss America 1962, former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and President John Kennedy. He retired in 1979 while Precinct Commander of one of the five Charlotte precincts.
The Sherer’s built their retirement home outside Campobello, SC, and enjoyed 34 years together involved with hobbies, civic and church work, and travel. They were members of the Tryon Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Surviving is his daughter, Elaine Vieira (Paul) of Madison, TN; his son, Charles R. Sherer (Jan) of Apopka, FL; two grandchildren, Paula Kaye Walters (Chad) and Jessica Sherer; two great-grandchildren, Porter and Cohen Walters, two sisters-in-law Wanda Hodges Hindman and Joanne Garland (Charles) of Banner Elk, NC, and many, many nephews and nieces.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Sept 19, 2020 at 3:30 pm in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus, NC with Pastor Daniel Bran and Mr. Robert Carney officiating.
Memorials may be made to Tryon Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2820 Lynn Road, Tryon, North Carolina 28782.
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