Thomas Preston Sherrod

Thomas Preston Sherrod

July 10, 1947 – February 17, 2022

ZEBULON – Thomas Preston Sherrod, 74, passed away the morning of Thursday, February 17th, 2022. He was born in Nash County to Elgie & Bertha Mae Griffin Sherrod. He worked in the Department of Transportation as an Equipment Operator for the state of North Carolina in which he retired. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Virginia Joyce Sherrod, children, Tom Sherrod (Lori), Andy Sherrod, April Longmire, Amory Lewis (Tom), Paul Lewis, Annette Carroll (John), sister, Margie Collie (John), 7 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, February 19th, 2022, Union Chapel Baptist Church. Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591.


  • Chris Herring Posted February 18, 2022 1:59 pm

    Sorry to hear of Preston’s passing. He loved his family, his trike and good bluegrass music. I enjoyed many conversation with him over the years that I knew him. The family, especially Virginia, will be in my prayers during this time of loss.

    • Amory Lewis Posted February 18, 2022 4:37 pm

      Thank you Chris!

  • Deloris Wells Posted February 18, 2022 3:53 pm

    So sorry to here about Preston . My heart goes out to you and all your kids and grandkids . Will be praying for you and the family.

  • Alicia Richards Murray Posted February 18, 2022 10:43 pm

    Virginia and family, our deepest sympathies for your loss.Preston was a good person and fun to be around. Our prayers that you find peace and comfort in fond and loving memories of your time with him Bobby and Alicia

  • Ronnie Lewis Posted February 19, 2022 1:44 pm

    I am very sad to hear of Preston’s passing. He was a good man and a fellow Firefighter at Pilot Fire Department. My prayers go out to Virginia and family!

  • Edwin Brown Posted February 24, 2022 7:44 am

    Hello Amory, sorry to hear about the passing of your step-father. My prayers are with you and may you find comfort in the God of all comfort.

    • Amory Lewis Posted February 28, 2022 9:57 am

      Thank you Troy!!

  • Marty Jo Huddleston Posted February 25, 2022 7:24 pm

    Virginia, I am so very sorry for your loss. It has been years since I have seen you and Preston. Many hugs to you and the family.

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