William “Bill” James Sherwood, age 76, of Tipton went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Bill was born on October 29, 1945 in Noblesville, IN to his parents, William P. Sherwood & Ann L. (Terry) Sherwood.
Bill was a Tipton High School graduate; class of 1964. He married the love of his life, Marilyn A. (Adams) Sherwood on September 18, 1965. Bill and Marilyn were the best of friends. Their friendship started when they met in 2nd grade. Their incredible love story only grew and blossomed through the years, as they shared 56 years of marriage.
Bill was drafted into the United States Navy in 1965, and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. After returning to civilian life, he began working for Chrysler (Kokomo) as a fork truck driver. Bill retired from Chrysler in 2004, however he continued working. Bill very much enjoyed working alongside his brother doing farm work.
Bill was a member of the American Legion, post 46. In his spare time he enjoyed yardwork, traveling, and going for motorcycle rides through the Blue Ridge Mountains with several of his lifelong friends. Bill was a member of Normanda Christian Church, and his faith was very important to him. Bill took time to help everyone that he could. He had a very laid back personality and had the ability to put just about anyone at ease; usually by making them laugh. Bill was simply a good man, who put his family first at all times. He will be so greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Those left to carry on Bill’s legacy of love are his wife, Marilyn A. Sherwood; son, James “Jim” (Angie) Sherwood; brother, Terry (Gale) Sherwood; nieces & nephews, Heather (Justin) Sanders, Emily Sherwood, Jennifer (Chris) Morris, Jason Adams; brother in law, Larry (Wionna) Adams; great nephews, Tyler Smith & Trey Smith.
Bill was welcomed into Heaven by his parents, William & Ann Sherwood; In-Laws, Harry & Pauline Adams; sister, Patricia “Pat” Sherwood; and beloved Simon, (Bill & Marilyn’s chihuahua/poodle mix) that Bill walked every day.
A funeral service celebrating Bill’s life will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home, located at 314 N. Main St. in Tipton, IN with Pastor Glenn Dudding officiating. Visitation for family and friends will take place prior to the service from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Tipton’s Fairview Cemetery Immediately following the service.
Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Bill Sherwood in their time of need. Social distancing, as well as the wearing of masks are preferred at this service, as there will be many in attendance who are at greater risk. Thank you in advance! Memorial contributions in Bill’s honor can be made to: Tipton Humane Society. Please feel free to leave an online condolence or share a special memory of Bill with his family on his tribute wall.
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Tipton County Humane Society
memorial donations can be made in Maxine’s honor to Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home in care of Tipton County Humane Society. Once an official account is established a check will made out to the Humane Society in Maxine's honor. This is how the City Council would like to handle the donations at this time.