Sherman M. Kirkland, Jr. age 82 of Painesville Twp. died on November 7, 2017 at his home. He was born on June 14, 1935 in Mentor to the late Sherman and Dorothy (Smith) Kirkland, Sr.
Sherman was a foreman for General Electric for over 30 years. He was a life member of Ohio Gun Collectors Assoc. and was Past President. He was also a life member of Dallas Arms Collectors Assoc and a member of the Daisy Museum, and NRA. He enjoyed collecting BB guns and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors are his sons; Sherman M. (Maribeth) Kirkland, III and Daniel R. (Katie) Kirkland; daughter, Cynthia A. Kirkland Snyder; 7 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Janice L. (Brown); son, Ronald Kirkland; grandson, Robert L. Hotchkiss, Jr.; siblings, Dorothy McCabe, Lillian Krotz, Margaret Patrick, Joyce Townsend, Gerald Kirkland, and Ronald Kirkland.
Visitation will be Monday, November 13, 2017 from 5-8PM at Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Ave., Painesville, Ohio 44077. A memorial service will be Tuesday at 11:00AM at the funeral home. Private interment will take place.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Hospice, 7314 Industrial Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060.