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10/5/2021 6:18:00 PM
Ira "Gene" Sherrill
November 3, 1935 - October 4, 2021

MAIDEN, N.C. - Ira “Gene” Sherrill, 85, of Maiden passed away Monday, October 4, 2021 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

He was born November 3, 1935 in Catawba County the son of the late Roy Robert Sherrill and Lettie Goodson Sherrill. Gene was an accomplished carpenter and commercial driver ending his career driving motorcoaches for Christian Tours.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Kenneth Sherrill, Ben Sherrill and Marshall Sherrill.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Nancy Abernethy Sherrill; daughters Telicia Perkins and husband Robin of Maiden, Chantae Cansler of Newton and Crystal Regan and husband Michael of Denver; sons Greg Sherrill and wife Kynlon of Germantown, Tenn. and Todd Sherrill and wife Karen of Maiden; sister Vannie Mae Sigmon of Denver; grandchildren Keely Cansler, Graham Sherrill, Jordan Cassidy, Alec Perkins, Corbin Cansler, John Michael Regan, Ginny Enfield, Paul Regan, Kara Sherrill, Jana Sherrill, Bobby Regan, Parker Sherrill and Matthew Regan; great-grandchildren Hazel Sherrill, Brayden Cassidy, Miles Cassidy, Ivy Sherrill, Mason Enfield, Davis Regan and Louise Gene Enfield.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Balls Creek Campground with Dr. Ed Yount officiating. Burial will follow in Mt Ruhama Baptist Church Cemetery.

Gene will lie-in-state on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Burke Mortuary in Newton without the family present. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at Balls Creek Campground.

Visit to register condolences.

Burke Mortuary & Crematory of Newton, N.C. is serving the Sherrill family.

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