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Richard H. Sherwood

April 14, 1927 — April 12, 2020

CARBONDALE – Richard “Dick” H. Sherwood, 92, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2020 at his home.

Dick was born April 14, 1927 to Richard and Blanche (Harman) Sherwood in Alton.

Dick served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was self-employed as a residential construction contractor for 30 years until he retired in 1995. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Free and Accepted Masons.

Dick is survived by his wife, Shirley (Laughlin) Smith of Carbondale; sons, William (Joan) Sherwood of Carbondale, Richard Sherwood of Willard, MO, and Robert (Robin) Sherwood of Aurora, MO; daughter, Linda (Monte) Thornton of Decatur; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He is also survived by his former wife, Malvia F. Sherwood.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters; Eleanor Sherwood and Janice S. Goza.

The family would also like to thank Dick’s caregivers at The Landings and Hospice of Southern Illinois.

A family private service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale assisted the family with arrangements.

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