I don't know if he was ever nominated and chosen, but Mike 'Mikey' Sherrill deserved to be a WBKO Hometown Hero. Though he has died, he should still be one. A selfless, devoted and inspirational man. One of the hardest working men ever regardless that his job wasn't one of wealth or prestige, he was beyond dedicated and worked his posterior off with more enthusiasm than many with eloquent careers. I've seen him work soaked from the rain, freezing in the cold and covered in sweat in the heat. He was more than just a Cart Pusher. He brought sunshine to many, many lives of all ages. Walmart Glasgow will not be the same without him and his 20+ years of service to the community.
I worked 5yrs ('04-'09) for Walmart and he was one of the first to be kind to me and say hello. One of the first friendly faces I saw. When I was Risk Control Team Leader, I ensured there was hot chocolate in the winter and water bottles in the summer because I couldn't bear to see him or the others endure such weather without doing so safely. All because of how hard he worked. As much as he thanked me (with one of many of his friendly hugs too!), he never complained about the weather or really anything. He had a great sense of humor and loved to joke around with everyone. He was always eager to help and many times would help me load groceries or walk me to my car after dark without being asked. He kept the parking-lot safer and cleaner.
Eventually, I had children and left Walmart to pursue my business, but he always smiled and came to talk to my children and I whenever we were there. Always with a hug, smile and still knowing our names. My children adored him and he was always so entertaining and good with them. We spent the morning heartbroken and in tears for the loss of one so rare. I've seen countless posts popping up across Facebook with similar sentiments. Surely such a man deserves to be honored as a Hometown Hero regardless of an untimely demise.
My thoughts are with his family, who I never met. I feel so guilty that I never knew him outside of work. May we all remember how short life is and to live it without caring what others think, for Mike did so without reservation. Remember, every time you see someone could be the last.
Be safe out there traveling! Unexpected deaths are always heartbreaking...
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Michael Allen Sherrill
January 12, 1975 - June 27, 2016
Michael Allen “Mikey” Sherrill 41 of Glasgow died unexpectedly Monday, June 27, 2016 as a result of an automobile accident. He was employed at Walmart where he had worked for more than 20 years. Mikey was an avid fisherman and Dukes of Hazzard fan and collector. He never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his loving Mom and Pop Harl and Lis Sherrill of Glasgow; his big bubba Randy Sherrill and wife Kim of Smiths Grove and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Luther and Martha Lewis Sherrill and Floyd and Ethel Leonard; aunts Verena Pierson, Deloris Leonard and Joann, Lela and Wanda Sherrill and uncles Jerl Sherrill, Arvil Pierson and David Leonard.
Funeral services will be 2:00pm Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2:00pm Wednesday at the funeral home.