Richard V. “Harley” Sherlin

Born: 12/31/1938 Passed:

Richard V. Sherlin, aka ‘Harley’, passed away August 28, 2019 at age 80 with his children by his side. Born December 21, 1938 in Canton, Ohio to the late Van Wesley and Donna (Chaddock) Sherlin. Survived by his children Tammy (Joe) Schwerzler and Rick (Danita) Sherlin and one grandson Pastor Joshua Schwerzler. Also survived by his cousin Larry Wallace, two brothers, David Sherlin and Danny Sherlin, one sister, Lois Knight as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Richard was an Army Veteran with over 8 years of service 1958-1966 in Vietnam and other locations including Germany and the Dominican Republic. He was specialty trained as an Aircraft Electrician and Ordinance Maintenance WH Vehicle. Military awards include Expert Badge (Rifle), Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and Mechanic Badge W/Prop Bar. He had a talent for fixing just about anything.

He retired from Plain Twp Road Dept in 2006 as a heavy equipment mechanic with 27 years of service. Between that and his military service he had worked over 8 years in maintenance at the Hoover Company.

His interests were automobiles and motorcycles, especially his Heritage Soft Tail Harley Davidson which he road almost exclusively for many years until he couldn’t ride any more.

Dad accepted Jesus Christ into his heart in May 2019 and is no longer in pain or limited by his failing body. Thank you to Pastor James White for his many visits and for leading dad to the Lord.

We want to sincerely thank all the staff at Altercare of Alliance and Absolute Hospice who cared for dad with kindness and dignity. May God Bless you. You are much appreciated!

Richard will be interred at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery with full military honors. No further services will be held.


4 Tributes to Richard V. “Harley” Sherlin

  1. Anonymous says:

    So sorry for your loss Tammy, Joe and Joshua, wishing you much comfort from the love of family and friends and our prayers.
    Sincerly, Donna Guigas-Siegman, Tammy’s old boss.

  2. Dave and Judy Jobe says:

    Remembering all the good times together at McGregor grade school and later working with Dick at Plain Township for many years. Our sympathy to all the family. Until we meet again!

  3. Gary and Tina says:

    Sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers as always.
    Gary and Tina Ickes

  4. Krystal Amos says:

    Had the opportunity to ride with him on that soft tail when I was just 11 or 12. He helped my dad take both my sister and I on poker runs when we were old enough. Still remember when he set off fire crackers as we took off from the Square in Navarre. Loved his laugh and smile and he always made me think of Santa working on his sleigh when he’d stop over in his overalls. He will be missed. ????

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