Sherman High School

Class of 1963

Fallen Bearcats

    Although you may not remember every person listed below, they have been our classmates and friends at one time or another during our school years whether they were with us as high school graduates or they may have left us earlier.

Life is like a journey taken on a train
With a pair of travelers at each window pane
I may sit beside you the whole journey through
Or I may sit elsewhere never knowing you
But if at some point fate should put me by your side
Let's be pleasant travelers, it's so short a ride.

In Loving  Memory

Class Sponsor

Gene Loop

1930 - 1995

Class Sponsor

Bill McClure

1932 - 2010

 

Ed Babraitis

Sharon Admire

1944 - 1985

Tommy Allison

1944 - 2005

Bobby Anderson

1943 - 2006

Ed Babraitis

1945 - 2012

Bill Bates

1946 - 1987

         
         
Jerry Bentley

Sam Beckett

1944 - 2012

Ralph Beckner

1945 - 1978

James Bell

1945 - 2014

Jerry Bentley

1945 - 2013

Glenda Blakey

1944 - 1971

         
         

Joe M. Bledsoe

1943 - 2002

Judy Kay Bryant

1945 - 2000

Jimmy Clement

1944 - 2008

Danny Coffey

1945 - 2004

Mike Connolly

1945 - 2011

         
         

Roger Cooke

1945 - 2005

Mary Craig

1944 - 1998

Karey David

1945 - 1979

Bob Davis

1945 - 1992

Nina Davis

1944 - 2008

         
         

Sherwood Day

1945 - 1999

Gordon Eatherly

1944 - 2007

Otto Fajerson

1944 - 2010

Judy Ferguson

1944 - 2005

Dianne Flusche

1945 - 2008

         
         

Robert Galbreath

1944 - 2004

Reva Glenn

1944 - 1980

Kay Hale

1943 - 2011

Carolyn Howell

1945 - 2013

Mike Hudnall

1943 - 1979

         
         

Dudley Jackson

1945 - 2008

Norma Jensen

1945 - 2000

Chris Johnson

1945 - 1966

Victor Johnson

1943 - 1994

Jerry Kerby

1944 - 1980

         
         

Charles Key

1944 - 1985

Sammy Kirby

1945 - 1981

Bob Kirk

1945 - 2008

Michael Kirkland

1943 - 2010

Donald Kirkpatrick

1943 - 2000

         
         
Pudge Littlefield

Johnny Lewis

1944 - 2007

Linda Lindsey

1945 - 1989

 

Pudge Littlefield

1944 - 2013

K. B. Lorance

1943 - 1991

 

Darlene Lowry

1945 - 2011

         
         

Billy Joe Lucero

1944 - 2001

Betsy Marshall

1945 - 2013

Peggy Massegee

1944 - 2010

Loyd McCraw

1943 - 1996

Sammye Kay McKown

1944 - 2002

Mike McSwain

1944 - 1967

Jo Murphy

1945 - 2014

Deanna Nadeau

1944 - 2004

 

 

Bobby Norrell

1944 - 2009

Mike Ossiander

1945 - 1978

         
         
Patricia Pate

Patricia Pate

1945 - 2015

Melvin Phelps

1943 - 2008

Billy Don Phillips

1944 - 1992

Miller Pitts

1944 - 2006

Pam Poole

1945 - 1994

         
         

Ronny Rader

1943 - 1981

Judy Randall

1945 - 2013

David Reatherford

1945 - 1983

Tuck Reeder

1945 - 1992

Carol Sue Rice

1943 - 1993

         
         

Ricky Rowland

1945 - 2002

Paul Sanderson

1945 - 2003

Eddie Self

1944 - 2010

Buddy Shipman

1945 - 2007

Tommy Skipworth

1945 - 2005

         
         

Boyd Smallwood

1945 - 2011

Ruth Smith

1944 - 1966

Janice Spears

1945 - 2008

Dennis Stephens

1944 - 2009

Ann Stockslager

1945 - 1964

         
         

Richard Stracener

1945 - 1999

Andy Stuckey

1945 - 2005

George Taylor

1943 - 1998

Boyd Thompson

1943 - 1995

Jimmy Thompson

1943 - 1998

         
         
William Vaughn

Katherine Tolley

1945 - 2003

Sam Upton

1942 - 1981

David Van Hooser

1944 - 2014

James Vaughn

1944 - 2005

William Vaughn

1945 - 2013

         
         
Earl Wiggins

Chester Walker

1945 - 2000

Jennie Walker

1945 - 2009

Billy Watson

1945 - 1967

Mary Wicks

1944 - 2007

Earl Wiggins

1945 - 2013

         

 

 

Margie Wilhelm

1944 - 2014

Dale Williams

1945 - 2012

Ronnie Williams

1945 - 1999

Keith Worsham

1945 - 1997

 

 

     

 

Photos were not available for the following fallen Bearcats:

Peggy Barnard

1944 - 2004

Paula King

1945 - 1999

James Blanchard

1945 - 1976

Freddie Lafoy

1944 - 2012

Jackie Bowden

1944 - 2006

Hazel Louise Mathis

1945 - 2007

Judy Boyington

1944 - 1956

Geneva Mayo

1944 - 2014

Sammy Brown

1944 - 1990

Carol McMinn

1945 - 2007

Jerry Lee Carter

1943 - 2012

Patricia Means

1944 - 2004

Arthur Lee Christian

1945 - 2010

Jimmy Nelson

1944 - 1999

Tommy Dawes

1945 - 1986

Sonny Painter

1945 - 2003

Judy Deets

1945 - 1994

Chester Noblett

1944 - 2011

James Dewitt

1943 - 2001

Sandra Parker

1945 - 1983

Gary Everhart

1945 - 2006

Tommie Lynn Roland

1944 - 2004

Betty Fogarty

1943 - 1992

Linda Rolen

1944 - 2001

Jerry Fogle

1945 - 1992

Glena Scharnhorst

1944 - 1989

Tommy Franklin

1945 - 1964

Bill Sheren

1944 - 2009

Geneva Gann

1945 - 2011

Melvin Shilling

1943 - 2013

Johnny Wayne Gann

1943 - 1972

Michael Thomas Shipp

1945 - 2010

Ann King Goodykoontz

1943 - 2001

Jerry Spradley

1944 - 2002

Sandra Graham

1945 - 2004

Carrel Springfield

1944 - 2015

John Haddow

1945 - 1989

Myrina Usrey

1945 - 2000

Juanette Helm

1945 - 2009

Larry Watwood

1944 - 2014

Jerry Bob Johnson

1945 - 2008

Doretha Jane Williams

1942 - 2005

Johnny Gerald Johnson

1945 - 1969

Ronald Wood

1945 - 2006

Nelda Judkins

1944 - 2009

James Yancey

1944 - 2004

 

 

 

 

   

 

Reverend Verdie Maxwell, a personal friend of Pam Poole’s,

wrote the poem below with Pam in mind. When Pam realized

her illness was terminal, she requested that Reverend Maxwell

be one of the speakers at her funeral. Those who

attended her memorial service in December of 1994 will

remember his special reading of the poem he had written.

We think it is also a fitting tribute that the poem “Friendship”

be placed here in special memory of Pam and our other

friends no longer with us.

 

There’s a miracle called

friendship,

         That dwells within the heart,

                     And you don’t know how it

                            happens,

         Or when it gets its start…

                   But the happiness it

                                   brings you

        Always gives a special lift,

         And you realize

         that friendship

         Is God’s most precious gift!

 

     

 

 

Harold Keesee, classmate Dianne Keesee Williams' Dad, came across the poem below and thought enough of it to send to members of his family. We are including "If I Knew" on the website for everyone to enjoy.

IF I KNEW

If I knew it would be the last time

That I'd see you fall asleep,

I would tuck you in more tightly

and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

 

If I knew it would be the last time

that I see you walk out the door,

I would give you a hug and kiss

and call you back for one more.

 

If I knew it would be the last time

I'd hear you voice lifted up in praise,

I would video tape each action and word,

so I could play them back day after day.

 

If I knew it would be the last time,

I could spare an extra minute

to stop and say "I love you,"

instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

 

If I knew it would be the last time

I would be there to share your day,

Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,

so I can let just this one slip away.

 

For surely there's always tomorrow

to make up for an oversight,

and we always get a second chance

to make everything just right.

 

There will always be another day

to say "I love you."

And certainly there's another chance

to say our "Anything I can do?"

 

But just in case I might be wrong,

and today is all I get,

I'd like to say how much I love you

and I hope we never forget.

 

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,

young or old alike,

And today my be the last chance

you get to hold your loved one tight.

 

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,

why not do it today:

For if tomorrow never comes,

you'll surely regret the day,

 

That you didn't take that extra time

for a smile, a hug, or a kiss

and you were too busy to grant someone,

what turned out to be there last wish.

 

So hold your loved ones close today,

and whisper in their ear,

Tell the how much you love them

and that you'll always hold them dear.

 

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"

"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."

And if tomorrow never comes,

you'll have no regrets about today.

 

                                          - Author Unknown -