Sherman Kirkland, III

Obituary of Sherman Mitchell Kirkland, III

Sherman Mitchell Kirkland, III, Mitch to many, age 66 of Windsor, Ohio died on December 31, 2021 at UH Geauga Medical Center. He was born on January 21, 1955 in Painesville to the late Sherman M. and Janice (nee: Brown) Kirkland, Jr. Sherm grew up in Mentor and graduated from Mentor High School in 1973. After high school, Sherm attended Lincoln Automotive Tech in Indiana. Sherm started his business as the owner/operator of Kirkland Brothers in 1977, and then Sherman's Automotive since 1989. Anyone who knew Sherm well knew he was a collector of many things. He began his collecting early on with his father, purchasing his first motorcycle when he was 10 years old. Triumphs, Harleys and Indians were his passion. He built many motorcycles in his early years. Sherm loved riding with his buddies and sons. He loved long rides and enjoyed many. He was an avid gun collector, which was another interest he shared with his dad. Sherm served as President of the Ohio Gun Collectors Association from November 2020 to present. Sherm was the Past President of The Solon Gun Club. He maintained membership with numerous gun collecting clubs across the country. He was a lifetime benefactor member of the NRA. Sherm was a simple family man. He like nothing more than to have a house full of his children and grandchildren. He spent hours on end playing with grandchildren and teaching them all he could. He also enjoyed bird watching and had numerous feeders. He is survived by his wife, Mari Beth (nee: Parker); children, Jennifer Kirkland, Sherman M. Kirkland IV, and David (Cindy) Kirkland; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Crosbie, Hunter Senita, Stefany Hodgekin, Andrew Kirkland, Aubrey Kirkland, Sherman Kirkland V, Liam Yeager, Madelyn Kirkland; great grandson Harley Robert Hines; siblings, sister Cynthia Snyder and brother Daniel (Katie) Kirkland; brother-in-laws, David (Robin) Parker of Berkey, Ohio and Jeff (Peggy) Parker of Cape Coral, Florida, and many beloved nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Ron Kirkland and nephew, Bobby Hotchkiss. He was also preceded in death by many aunts and uncles that he cherished dearly. The family would like to extend extreme appreciation to Dr. Abas, Dr. Peng, the nursing staff and the staff at the ICU Unit at UH Geauga Medical Center. Their care and comfort was beyond anything our famiy could have ever imagined. A memorial visitation will be held on Monday, January 10, 2022 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Avenue, Painesville, Ohio 44077. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. The family requests that due to this pandemic, that you please wear a mask for the safety of yourselves and others. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to a foundation for research to fight H-ABC at https://www.h-abc.org/donate or by following the link to the left of the obituary. His youngest granddaughter, his "Sweetie", Madelyn has this rare condition.
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Monday
10
January

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, January 10, 2022
Johnson Funeral Home
368 Mentor Avenue
Painesville, Ohio, United States
440-357-7544
Monday
10
January

Visitation

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, January 10, 2022
Johnson Funeral Home
368 Mentor Avenue
Painesville, Ohio, United States
440-357-7544
Tuesday
11
January

Memorial Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Johnson Funeral Home
368 Mentor Ave.
Painesville, Ohio, United States