Prescott Alden ‘Peck’ Sherman

Published 6:00 am Thursday, January 22, 2009

Services for Prescott Alden “Peck” Sherman, of McComb, are 11a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Centenary United Methodist Church withburial in Hollywood Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Hartman-SharkeyFuneral Home in McComb and Saturday from 10 until 11 a.m. at thechurch.

Mr. Sherman, 93, died Jan. 19, 2009, at Aston Court RetirementCenter. He was born in McComb on May 12, 1915, to Carleton FarrarSherman and Pearl Wood.

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Mr. Sherman spent the majority of his working years as abuilding contractor and real estate developer. He attendedSouthwest Mississippi Community College and the University ofMississippi, working four jobs in order to afford his collegeeducation. In 1938, he received a bachelor’s degree in civilengineering from Ole Miss. Mr. Sherman then went to work with a NewYork based architectural and engineering firm. During World War II,he served with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in the British WestIndies and India. Upon returning to his home, he opened the ShermanConstruction Company.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, BettyWest Sherman; his second wife, Mildred Ramsay Sherman; agrandchild; and his five siblings, Julia, Carleton, Lincoln, Warrenand Harold Sherman.

Survivors are a daughter, Betsy S. Shelton; and his twograndchildren; and his numerous nieces, nephews and friends.