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03/03/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Wray Sherman

Harvey Wray Sherman, Jr., D.D.S.
(11 Mar 1924 - 28 Feb 2010)

Newport News High School Class of June 1942

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

 We have even more sad news to report. 
     Wray Sherman, Class of June 1942, passed away in Williamsburg on Saturday, February 28, 2010 just twelve days short of his 86th birthday. 

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 03/03/10, 11:04 AM - "Obit.":

Hello Carol, Wed. Mar. 3, 2010

Today's Daily Press has the obituary of 
     Harvey Wray Sherman. He was in the NNHS Class of June 1942 and appeared on pages 23 and 44 of the Anchor. He was a basketball letterman.

Fred W. Field
Fullerton, CA

   Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention, Fred.  I had completely overlooked it.

From the Daily Press - 03/03/10:  

          Harvey Wray Sherman, Jr.

    WILLIAMSBURG - Dr. Harvey Wray Sherman Jr. of Williamsburg, Va., died on Feb. 28, 2010.

He was born on March 11, 1924, in Newport News, Va., the son of Dr. Harvey W. Sherman and Marie Cowley Sherman. The Sherman family came to Newport News from New Kent County in 1890.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Mildred S. Eure; his aunt, Ethel S. James; and cousin, Dr. Dorsey C. Pleasants Jr.

Dr. Sherman is survived by his wife of 55 years, Hilda Beckh Sherman; two sons, the Rev. Dr. H. Wray Sherman III and his wife, Marty of Waynesboro, Va., and F. Will Sherman and his wife, Harriet of Toronto, Canada; and sister, Doris S. Hancock and her husband, Robert, of Newport News; cousins, Dr. Marion M. Sherman of Palm Springs, Calif., and Margaret S. Falk of Hampton; and his aunt, Arlene Musser of Selinsgrove, Pa.; and eight grandchildren, Elizabeth, Wray, Hunter, Rebekah, Will, John David, Katarina and Jackson, and many nephews and nieces. Also, his close friends, Charles Williams of Kingsmill and Joseph "Buddy" Lex of Norfolk.

A lifelong member of Second Presbyterian Church, Newport News, Dr. Sherman served the church faithfully as a Deacon, an Elder, of which he was Clerk of Session, a church school teacher, and on committees of the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia.

During World War II he served aboard the Destroyer Escort, USS Andres, DE 45, on convoy duty in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. Dr. Sherman was educated in the Newport News Public Schools and graduated from Newport News High School. Afterward he attended the Apprentice School of the Newport News Shipbuilders before entering the Navy. He graduated from William and Mary where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and lettered on the varsity basketball team.

In 1954 he graduated from the Medical College of Virginia, School of Dentistry and joined his father in the practice of dentistry in Newport News. He was a member of Psi Omega Professional Dental Fraternity. He coached the MCV Basketball team while a student there.

A memorial service will be held at the Second Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 6, 2010, at 11 a.m. Honoring his wishes, his body will be sent to the State Board of Anatomy at MCV.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Second Presbyterian Church, 201 Menchville Road, Newport News, VA 23602, or to the charity of choice. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from March 3 to March 4, 2010.

March 03, 2010 
Wray was the epitome of the "Good and Faithful Servant." Our whole family will remember him lovingly and miss him greatly.

Love, Jeanne and Stewart & family


March 03, 2010 

Dear Hilda and family:
My deepest sympathy on the passing of Wray. I had the pleasure of seeing him and speaking with him most days while he read the paper and enjoyed a nice quiet morning by the fire at Eagles. He always had a friendly smile or a nice thing to say. He was always surrounded by a wonderful extended family and his good friend Charles Williams. Also, Wray and I shared the same birthday, who knew!

My best to you and your family,
~ Jack Schwolow, Anderson, South Carolina
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March 04, 2010  

Sweet Uncle Wray is surely blessed, and God blessed us by sharing in his journey. A man who often stayed in the background, he quietly made a powerful statement to us all. He will be missed.
Karl & Family



   Our deepest condolences are extended to the Sherman family and their friends at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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