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Wayman Gray Sherrer
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1927
Death: Mar. 12, 2014

Wayman Gray Sherrer, age 86, of Oneonta, Alabama, died at his home on March 12, 2014. Mr. Sherrer is survived by his wife, Betty Rodgers Sherrer, and two children. A daughter, Elizabeth Sherrer McKee and Elizabeth's husband, Barry McKee, live in Raleigh, North Carolina, with their children, Margaret Estelle McKee and Benjamin Sherrer McKee. A son, William Jefferson Sherrer, and his wife Holland White Sherrer, live in Birmingham, Alabama, with their sons, William Jefferson Sherrer, Junior, and Gray Holland Sherrer. Other survivors include a sister Ruth Sherrer Veasey, of Birmingham, Alabama, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Sherrer is a graduate of Woodlawn High School, class of 1946; Howard College (Samford University), class of 1952; and the University of Alabama School of Law, class of 1956. While at Howard College, Wayman was a member and Commander of Sigma Nu Social Fraternity; a charter member of the Howard College chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa; and president of his senior class. Mr. Sherrer served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps as a member of the military police prior to attending college. After graduating from law school, Wayman served for six years as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Los Angeles, California, and Washington, D.C. On 1962, Mr. Sherrer joined the law firm of Johnson and Randall in Oneonta, Alabama. In 1964, he was elected County Solicitor (District Attorney) of Blount County, Alabama, for a four year term. In 1969, Wayman Sherrer was appointed United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. He served in that position until 1977.
Wayman returned to the private practice of law in Oneonta, Alabama, in 1977, and in 2001, he was joined in the practice of law by his son. In all, Mr. Sherrer served the legal profession in Alabama for over 50 years. Mr. Sherrer was a faithful member of Lester Memorial United Methodist Church. Funeral services for Mr. Sherrer will be held at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church, Oneonta, Alabama, on Saturday, March 15th, at 2:00 PM, and he will lie in state at the Church from 1:00 until funeral time, with visitation at Lemley Funeral Home in Oneonta from 5:00 to 7:00 on Friday, March 14th. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Blount County Bar Association.
[Long Family Funeral Homes obit via internet] 
Created by: rhm
Record added: Mar 13, 2014
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