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Roger Coleman Sherman

Bronx, New York

November 23, 1936 - June 25, 2024

Roger Coleman Sherman Obituary

Roger C. Sherman was born on November 23, 1936, in Chase City, Virginia, and entered eternal rest on June 25, 2024, at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT. Roger was the eldest of four children of the late Amos Sherman and Audrey Oliver Sherman. At an early age, he learned the benefits of a relationship with GOD and became a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Chase City and served in various ministries. Roger graduated from West End High School Chase City in June 1957 and worked locally at the box factory, dairy farm, and tobacco farm. In June 1960 Roger enlisted in the United States Army where he became a paratrooper and earned his Jump Wings in the 101st Airborne Division (aka “The Screaming Eagles”) at Fort Campbell, KY. After he was honorably discharged in August 1963 from the Army, Roger relocated to New York where he started working for Fisher Body Shop/General Motors, and remained employed until he retired, after 33 years of service, in June 1996.

While in New York, Roger met the love of his life, Viola D. Oxendine, and the two were joined in Holy Matrimony on May 21, 1966. Their union was blessed with two sons, Roger Donell and Odell Errol. The family resided on Morris Avenue, the Marble Hill Projects, and the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx, NY. It was there that the family united with Parkchester Baptist Church where Roger served as a member of the Usher Board, Men’s Choir, and other ministries where he strived to fulfill God’s will.


Whether known as Roger C, Daddy, Dad, Homeboy, Uncle Roger, Roger-Coleman, and the greatest of these” Poppi”, it was clear to all who knew him he was a man devoted to his family and friends. He was the life of the party and always available to lend a helping hand. As the unofficial family videographer, you could always count on him to capture the moments and memories of the family with his camera and camcorder. He also loved watching NHRA drag racing (especially at Englishtown Raceway Park in NJ), the NFL football Colts (he was still upset about Super Bowl III), working on cars, and driving fast. One of his prize possessions was his 1965 Dark Blue Chevy SS Impala loaded with 327 cu. in block with 350 HP, 4-speed manual stick, and bucket seats. But we all knew about the love/hate relationship he had for the New York Metropolitans aka NY Mets. The ’69 Amazing Mets were his team, especially Cleon Jones, Tommie Agee, and Jerry Grote.


Roger is survived by his two sons: Roger Donell (Natalie) of Bethel, CT, Odell Errol (Elaine) of Oxon Hill, MD. His four grandsons were the joy of his life: Brandon, Dylan, Caleb, and Evan. Two sisters, Rev. Minnie S. McCoy (Kisha McLain, Jerome McLain. Tasha, & Roman) and Frances Sherman (Robert Foster). Five brothers-in-law: John Oxendine, Roosevelt Harris, Jasper Jones, Allen Ferrer and Bernard Foster. Four sisters-in-law, Louise O. Wright, Maggie Oxendine, Geraldine O. Hogan, and Rev. Delores O. Harris. Godchildren: Jill O. Medley, Joi Britt, Jessica L. Hogan and Marquise Frazier. And his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He has joined his wife, Viola D.O. Sherman, his parents Amos & Audrey Sherman, and his only brother Joseph David Sherman in peaceful rest.


Roger lived his life the best he knew and left the Earth wishing that his family would continue to be safe and secure. While our hearts mourn the loss, we take comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering. Roger’s final thoughts shared the pride for BOTH of his sons and sincere gratitude to everyone else. Wonderful memories, shared sorrows and so much love for a cherished Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Veteran, Union Member, and Friend.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Roger Coleman Sherman hosted by Granby's Funeral Service, Inc..

Roger C. Sherman was born on November 23, 1936, in Chase City, Virginia, and entered eternal rest on June 25, 2024, at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT. Roger was the eldest of four children of the late Amos Sherman and Audrey Oliver Sherman. At an early age, he learned the benefits of a relationship with GOD and became a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Chase City and served in various ministries. Roger graduated from West End High School Chase City in June 1957 and worked locally at the box factory, dairy farm, and tobacco farm. In June 1960 Roger enlisted in the United States Army where he became a paratrooper and earned his Jump Wings in the 101st Airborne Division (aka “The Screaming Eagles”) at Fort Campbell, KY. After he was honorably discharged in August 1963 from the Army, Roger relocated to New York where he started working for Fisher Body Shop/General Motors, and remained employed until he retired, after 33 years of service, in June 1996.

While in New York, Roger met the love of his life, Viola D. Oxendine, and the two were joined in Holy Matrimony on May 21, 1966. Their union was blessed with two sons, Roger Donell and Odell Errol. The family resided on Morris Avenue, the Marble Hill Projects, and the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx, NY. It was there that the family united with Parkchester Baptist Church where Roger served as a member of the Usher Board, Men’s Choir, and other ministries where he strived to fulfill God’s will.


Whether known as Roger C, Daddy, Dad, Homeboy, Uncle Roger, Roger-Coleman, and the greatest of these” Poppi”, it was clear to all who knew him he was a man devoted to his family and friends. He was the life of the party and always available to lend a helping hand. As the unofficial family videographer, you could always count on him to capture the moments and memories of the family with his camera and camcorder. He also loved watching NHRA drag racing (especially at Englishtown Raceway Park in NJ), the NFL football Colts (he was still upset about Super Bowl III), working on cars, and driving fast. One of his prize possessions was his 1965 Dark Blue Chevy SS Impala loaded with 327 cu. in block with 350 HP, 4-speed manual stick, and bucket seats. But we all knew about the love/hate relationship he had for the New York Metropolitans aka NY Mets. The ’69 Amazing Mets were his team, especially Cleon Jones, Tommie Agee, and Jerry Grote.


Roger is survived by his two sons: Roger Donell (Natalie) of Bethel, CT, Odell Errol (Elaine) of Oxon Hill, MD. His four grandsons were the joy of his life: Brandon, Dylan, Caleb, and Evan. Two sisters, Rev. Minnie S. McCoy (Kisha McLain, Jerome McLain. Tasha, & Roman) and Frances Sherman (Robert Foster). Five brothers-in-law: John Oxendine, Roosevelt Harris, Jasper Jones, Allen Ferrer and Bernard Foster. Four sisters-in-law, Louise O. Wright, Maggie Oxendine, Geraldine O. Hogan, and Rev. Delores O. Harris. Godchildren: Jill O. Medley, Joi Britt, Jessica L. Hogan and Marquise Frazier. And his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He has joined his wife, Viola D.O. Sherman, his parents Amos & Audrey Sherman, and his only brother Joseph David Sherman in peaceful rest.


Roger lived his life the best he knew and left the Earth wishing that his family would continue to be safe and secure. While our hearts mourn the loss, we take comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering. Roger’s final thoughts shared the pride for BOTH of his sons and sincere gratitude to everyone else. Wonderful memories, shared sorrows and so much love for a cherished Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Veteran, Union Member, and Friend.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Roger Coleman Sherman hosted by Granby's Funeral Service, Inc..

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