Russell C. Sherfield, son of the late Otis and Iva Jo Hunt Sherfield, was born in Dexter on Oct. 3,1926, and died at his home in Dexter on Jan. 29, 2013, at the age of 86.
Mr. Sherfield had lived in Dexter all his life. He was a veteran of WWII
serving in the US Navy. After serving in the military he returned to Dexter
and was employed by the Missouri Utilities Company where he worked as a trouble shooter until he retired. He was a member of the Risen Church in Dexter and for over 20 years he was a member of the Airstream Club and traveled extensively.
He was married to Virginia Hunsaker and she survives. Also surviving are one son, Wayne Sherfield of Lake Ozark, Mo.; one step-daughter, Mary Sue Barker of Columbia; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Peggy Ann Baker; one grandson, Michael Barker; two brothers, Norman "Tobe" Sherfield and Henry Sherfield; and one sister, Florine Dowdy.
Visitation will be held on Thursday Jan. 31, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be held on Friday Feb. 1, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Watkins & Son Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Roy Sherfield of Dexter officiating. Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.