Ralph "Mike" Sherwood of Smyrna, DE passed away at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood, DE on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
He was 81.
Mr. Sherwood was born August 18, 1931 in Felton, DE, the son of the late Wilbur and Blanche Sherwood.
He served his country with honors in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a MSGT in 1971.
Following his retirement from the USAF he retired from the Delaware Department of Corrections following 20 years of service.
Mike was a member of the VFW Post #8801 in Smyrna, DE and VFW Post #8154 in Zephyrhills, FL, the American Legion Post #14 in Smyrna and a Life Member of AMVETS. He was also a member of Oliver Lodge# 84 AF&AM in Alexandria, LA, the Scottish Rite and Nur Temple in Wilmington, DE, the Harrington, DE and Zephyrhills, Moose Lodge. He was a member of the Cooties, and a past member of the Felton, DE Fire Company.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Brittingham Sherwood; a son, Michael L. Sherwood; a sister, Mildred Springer; and two brothers, Wilbert Sherwood and Robert L. Sherwood.
He is survived by his son, Glen C. Sherwood and his wife Lori L. of Smyrna; six grandchildren, Aimee Bordley and her husband, Will of Dover, DE, Amanda Sherwood of Dover, DE, and Zachary Sherwood of Middletown, DE, and Kaila, Katie and Brody Dukes all of Smyrna; and two great-grandchildren, Trey and Laila Bordley.
A viewing will be held on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 11 a.m., in the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 S. Main St. in Smyrna, DE.
Funeral services will begin at 12 noon.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Smyrna.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to VFW Post #8801, 4941 Wheatleys Pond Road Smyrna, DE 19977.
Condolence letters may be sent by visiting www.fariesfuneralhome.com.