Sherman Harrison Massey, 82, formerly of Shelburn and Terre Haute, died Thursday, July 27 at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Danville, Ill.
Born Sept. 17, 1923 in Detroit, Mich., to Arthur Scott and Mary E. Slover.
He graduated from Gerstmeyer Technical High School in Terre Haute and entered the United States Army Air Corps. He served in the European, Africa and Middle East Theaters during World War II and was an aerial gunner on B-24 Liberator bomber. He was also a member of the 15th U.S. Air Force, 456 Bomb Group of the 746th Bomb Squadron. The group completed more than 100 missions against German industrial targets throughout southern Europe. He received various military awards including, the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and overseas service ribbon and two battle stars.
He is survived by a sister, Ella Massey Pascale, of Harrodsburg, Va., and two nieces, Lana Massey, of Brazil, and Martha Pascale Weston, of Arlington, Va.
He was preceded in death his grandparents -- Williams S. an Mary E. Slover, who were long-time residents of Shelburn and Terre Haute, and a brother, Herbert Wesley Massey.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Shelburn. Burial services with military rites will follow at Little Flock Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Little Flock Cemetery Association or the First Baptist Church in Shelburn.