Robert Lee Sherlin


Robert Lee “Boog” Sherlin

Robert Lee “Boog” Sherlin, 75, went home to be with his Lord on Nov. 28, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. He fought a courageous battle against a nasty disease.

This great man was born Aug. 19, 1942, to Robert Raymond Sherlin and Frankie Maude Ogle Sherlin. He was the youngest of seven children. He was inducted into the Bradley County Old Timers Hall of Fame as well as the Lee University Hall of Fame for his achievements in basketball. He was a lover of his family, especially his grandchildren, and all sports, particularly the Tennessee Volunteers. His personality was larger than life. He had the ability to make you feel like you were one of his closest friends. He always wore an infectious smile and had a positive outlook on life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy Frazier; brother, Jay Sherlin; and his son, Anthony Sherlin.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce “Grammy” Sherlin; brothers: Jim, D.A., Roy, and Mervin Sherlin; his children: Beth (Lee) Rainey, Jay Ted Sherlin; their mother, Gladys Sherlin; Kathy (Jay Musselwhite) Chord, Sandy (Duke) DeFino, D.J. (Kelli) Chord; grandchildren: Madison Sherlin, Camryn Rainey, Aidan Chord, Dani, McKenna and Dominic DeFino, Brandon, Alex, Ashley and Addison Chord, and Kayla Beckler; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and “adopted” sons and daughters.

The Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Mount Olive Ministries in the main sanctuary. Visitation will immediately follow the Celebration of Life. 

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be left for "Boog’s" family at

Arrangements are by Serenity of Cleveland Funeral Home & Cremation Services.


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