|By Bob Busby (Bob_busby) on Thursday, August 05, 2021 - 05:04 pm: Edit|
MR Sherwood was one of my CID instructors at my basic CID course in 1976. Prayers for the family
|By Louis Patalano III (Louispatalanoiii) on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 08:36 am: Edit|
Richard E. Sherwood
CW3 Richard E. Sherwood, Sr., husband, father, brother, friend, proud Viet Nam veteran, peacefully passed away at age 83 on June 23, 2021.
He was born in 1939 and graduated from the old Palm Beach High School in 1958 where he played center on the football team. As a valet in Palm Beach, he met numerous celebrities, and while working as movie theater usher, got to see a young Elvis Presley perform.
Richard enlisted in the United States Army in 1958 and moved up through the enlisted ranks and in 1969 was commissioned as a Warrant Officer. Over the course of his career in the military, he was part of the Vice-Presidential Security Detail. He had over 16 years of experience as a criminal investigator with the U.S. Army, including chief investigator in many high profile cases and five plus years as an instructor at the U.S. Army Military Police School, as Operations Officer, (CID), at Ft. Lee, Virginia. Over the course of his career he received many honors, including the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, with Oak Leaf Cluster, Viet Nam Service Medal, and the Republic of Viet Nam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm.
After honorably retiring from the military, Richard went to work at the United States Post Office and finally retired after a number of years of service. Upon his retirement, and after playing a round of golf with his brother, he became a true golf fanatic. He went on to be an official at various PGA events, was a member of the USGA and managed to play at least two rounds every week up until his death.
Richard was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Bostick; his father, William G. Bostick Sr. and his loving wife, Barbara Sherwood. He is survived by his three children, Richard Sherwood Jr., William "Bo" Sherwood, George Sherwood, wife Lisa and their daughter, Ryleigh; his step-daughter Debbie Rousch; and his brother, William G. Bostick, Jr. wife Cynde, and many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. The family would like to sincerely thank his good friends, Carolyn, Dan, Bob, and Lavonne for their true friendship over the years and all of their help and assistance. Husband, father, brother, friend, a life that mattered, well led.
A memorial Service was held at David C. Gross Funeral Home, 6366 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33707, Saturday July 24, 2021 at 12:30 pm.