Jerry Wayne Sherwood of Quapaw, Okla. passed from this life Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo. He was 54.

Jerry was born May 28, 1963 in Miami, Okla. to Stanley and Phyllis Ruth (Lankford) Sherwood. He had lived in the Seneca and Quapaw area all his life. Jerry graduated from Seneca High School in 1981 and worked for C J Foods in Baxter Springs, Kan. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Fairland, Okla. 

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Frank and Maude Sherwood and Earl and Bernice Lankford. 

Jerry married Sherri (Burkybile) Sherwood in 1982 and she survives of the home. Additional survivors include his son Steve Johnston and wife Laura of Quapaw, Okla., five grandchildren Jonathon Winters, David Winters, Reiley Lamp, Seth Johnston and Mia Johnston, two brothers – in – law Gary Burkybile and Larry Burkybile, aunts and uncles Richard and Carolyn Barnes of Seneca, Mo., Earlene Barnes of Seneca, Mo. and Harry and Linda Bruns of Neosho, Mo.,  several cousins and several nephews. 

 A Celebration of Life will be Saturday,  June 2, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Quapaw Tribal Community Building, east of Quapaw, Okla. Pastor Gary Radtke will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service until 6 p.m. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, Okla. Online condolences may be made at