Eugene Sherwood Sr., age 87, of Sand Lake, passed away at his home on Monday, March 14, 2022 under the care of his family and Emmanuel Hospice.
Gene loved his jazz music and was a talented trumpet player. In his younger years, he was a member of a band and always enjoyed playing for people. Another passion of Gene’s was cars and racing, and it didn’t matter what type of racing it was, Gene loved the speed and competition.
Gene is survived by his daughters, Lisa Sherwood of Lansing, Jennifer Sherwood of Sheridan, Lynn Ames (Jack Chen) of Rifle, Colorado, Katherine Rinard of Mt. Pleasant, and Rebbecca (Gene) Butler of Lansing; sons, Eugene Sherwood II, Thomas Sherwood of Rifle, Colorado, John (Heather) Sherwood of Greenville, and Joe (Erika) Sherwood of Spring Lake; 25 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen & Alice (Sellers) Sherwood and his wife, Georgia Sherwood.
A celebration of Gene’s life will be held at a later date and he will be laid to rest at DeepDale Memorial Gardens in Lansing.