Sherman will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We met at the Atlas Retiree’s lunch that would meet once a month at Western Ribeye here in Evansville. He worked with another friend of ours, Don Sauter in the Computer Room at Atlas Van Lines. Me on the other hand only worked at Atlas from the fall of ‘62 until the spring of ‘68. I’ll always be thankful that I ran into my former boss, James R. Patterson, one day when we just happened to meet in a doctor’s waiting room when I had taken my mom to a doctor ‘s appointment. He told me about the lunch, when & where they met. He thought I’d enjoy going & meeting some of the people.
Sherman always had a new joke to share with all of us at our lunches. He could tell a joke and be so animated like no other you had ever seen or heard. He was a joy to know and have lunch with; which I did until they quit meeting. It was a very special time to be part of it since returning to my home town.
May God Bless Sherman’s daughter Jacqueline and their entire family at the passing of their loved one.
Glenna Elliott Julian
So sorry to hear this, he was a great neighbor and my son loved doing jobs for him!
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Sherman K. Stevens, 83, passed away on April 20, 2021. He was born on May 14, 1937, to William Franklin Stevens and Austilla Stevens in Evansville, Indiana.
Sherman served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He had a sense of humor like no other. He loved his cats; they were not his pets…he was their human. They say that when a grandchild is born a grandparent is created. Sherman ate, slept, breathed, and lived for his granddaughters. There was never a more devoted Papa. He did the “Eastland Mall Walk” for many years and made a lot of close friendships. Often, he and his friends liked to play tricks on each other. He lived life to the fullest. He kept you on your toes. Besides fishing, his favorite pastime was playing cards and board games with his family. He cheated at every game he ever played but he always let his granddaughters win. When he believed in a worthy cause, he left no stone unturned and gave it 110% effort. He helped the fight to save Roberts Stadium from becoming a 9 Ball Diamond Baseball Park and won. Now thanks to Sherman’s hard work and perseverance you are still able to enjoy the wildlife there and push your children and grandchildren on the swings at the playground. Sherman is a Bosse High School graduate and loved watching his granddaughters perform in the school plays. He always laughed when he thought about Erin running across the stage in her solo performance brandishing a meat cleaver. These are just a few of our cherished memories that we made with and for a very beloved man…Sherman Kenneth Stevens (best known as Papa.)
Sherman was preceded in death by his brother Eugene Stevens, and his beloved cats Big Cat, Tiger, and CJ.
Sherman is survived by his daughter Jackie (Joseph) March; grandchildren Erin (Brian) Graves, Bree’Anna (Chance) Windham, Katryna Freels, Megan Freels; great-grandchildren Noah Graves, Freya Windham, Aspen, Lyra, Kendrick, Nevara; siblings Bill (Nancy) Stevens, Betty Stevens; Eddie Jr & Norma Stevens and close friends Glenna, Harold, and Diane; and his cats, Ren and Samantha.
Visitation will be from 10 am until the time of service at 12 pm on Monday, April 26, 2021, at Sunset Funeral Home with a burial to directly follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
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