Our father, grandfather, husband, brother, uncle, and friend Harold Dean Sherrod age 87, passed away
at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 2, 1935, in Ingleside Texas. As a
youth his family moved to Bakersfield California, there, he joined the Air Force in 1955 and found
himself stationed in Utah where he met and married his sweetheart June Thomas on October 1, 1955.
Later they were sealed in the Logan Temple on August 11, 1965.
Harold worked and retired from Hill Air Force Base with 32 years of civil service as an instrument
repairman. He loved people and he was a great story teller, where he kept most people entertained by
jokes and humorous remarks. He rode horses, liked sporting events, good food and family. He was an
avid fisherman, hunter and enjoyed playing basketball and softball. He was a coach for basketball and
loved his teams. He enjoyed playing pinocle where he taught many of his children to play. Dad loved
adventure like taking jeep rides, swimming, anything fun, and we enjoyed all the adventures.
He taught us to work, enjoyed being with other people, he taught us to play. He took us vacationing,
camping, and brought us to church. He was loved for his quick wit and practical jokes. Dad was a
protector and friend to all. Many people were touched by dad’s genuine love of life. Everyone knew
dad was in the house at any ballgame, all we can say is the referees knew who Harold was because he
was never quiet.
Dad was proud to be a veteran where he served during the Korean War conflict in the Air Force. After
serving he remained in Utah to raise his family. He always said that “mom” and Utah were one of his
greatest blessings in life.
Dad was a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and became a very devoted and
active member of Church. He had a deep love for the Savior and strong testimony of the gospel. He had
many callings and people loved his visits, and dad loved the sports programs with the youth.
He was truly a family man, he and mom were both involved with the children and all the events they
did. If the truth be known, dad was a “giant kid” and his children would tell you they had the greatest
childhood on earth. “Excitement” could have been his middle name.
Harold is survived by this wife June Sherrod of 67 years of marriage: seven children, Harold “Dean”
Sherrod Jr, Clinton, Kellie (Jory) Farr, Clinton, Jodie Faircloth, Roy, Lance Sherrod, Garland, Chance
(Brooke) Sherrod, Clinton, Bruce (Sharlee) Sherrod, North Ogden, and Tracy (Charity) Sherrod, Clinton,
Utah. He has 25 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.
He is also survived by two siblings Ray Sherrod, Ogden and Kay (Craig) Hamblin, West Jordan, Utah,
sister-in-law Louella Sherrod Knoxville Tn. Dad’s in-law siblings are Gary and Rita Breitweiser, Sam and
Cheryl Thomas, and Dixie Tippets.
He was preceded in death by his parents Crawford and Cecil Sherrod, brother Jay Sherrod, grandson
Jeremy Sherrod, in-laws Samuel and Elsie Thomas, sister-in-law Emma Kershaw, and brother-in-law
Harold loved his family and we know that by the way he spent time with all of us. He was the life of
every party. We love our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Dad this is not
goodbye but rather see you later, till we meet again.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Roy West Stake Center, 5080 S. 3100 W, Roy. Friends may visit family on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist's Roy Mortuary, 3333 W. 5600 S. and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd. Ogden, UT.
We would like to express gratitude for Atlas Hospice Care, and all the medical help received in the past
month. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the charity of your choice in his honor.