Carl Sherman Obituary, Death – Carl James Sherman, 86, of Richland Township, Venango County, died on November 27, 2022, at home, following a brief illness. Carl was born on November 9, 1936, in Salem Township. Carl Sherman was the son of the late Henry and Edith (Kline) Sherman. Carl attended Knox’s Keystone High School and graduated in 1954. He then joined the United States Air Force, where he served honorably from 1954 to 1958. Carl married Nancy Jane Kerr on November 23, 1960. They’d been married for 62 years.
Nancy is able to remain at home. Carl spent several years as a dairy farmer before selling his herd of cows in 1989. With the help of friends and family, Carl built, owned, and maintained the Stoney Meadows Golf Course on the site of his previous farm. The course stayed open for 30 years until he retired in 2020, at which point it was closed. For 50 years, he served as Past Master of Edenburgh Lodge F.A.M. #550, the Scottish Rite, and the Shrine. Carl was always ready for some friendly rivalry. In the old hay rake league, he used to play baseball for Ashland. He enjoyed bowling and was a member of several local leagues and contests.
He began playing golf in 1985 and it remained his primary focus until recently, when he was unable to play. He also looked forward to his weekly card games with his friends at the Clarion County Rod and Gun Club. Carl is survived by his wife Nancy, children Randall Sherman and wife Paula of Emlenton, Edith Beckwith and husband Dana of Emlenton, and Beth Saylor and husband Mark of Sligo; grandchildren Claire Saylor, Adam Saylor, Abbey Zerbe and her husband Shane, and John Beckwith; a brother Ben Sherman and wife Beverly, a sister Ruth Crawford, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Carl, in addition to his family, leaves behind a large number of close friends. Carl’s parents, Sarah Rex, Henry Sherman, Chuck Sherman, Jean Swartzfager, Joe Sherman, and Grant Sherman, as well as his brothers, predeceased him. The McEntire Weaver Funeral Home in Knox is handling the family’s arrangements. There are no services available as Carl requested.