Sherman Sabie Sr., 80, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas, passed away, after a seven-year battle with cancer, Sunday, February 7, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born August 28, 1940 in Egeland, North Dakota to Norman H. and Helen M. (Harp) Sabie as one of six siblings. After graduating from La Porte High School, Sherman served honorably in the United States Marine Corps from 1960 to 1967. He was Leatherneck Magazine's Top Recruit for his platoon in Recruit Training and was promoted to PFC, being awarded a set of dress blues among other memorabilia. Sherman was selected for the rank of Staff Sergeant prior to being honorably/medically discharged. During his service, he earned the following awards: Meritorious Service, National Defense, Good Conduct (2), Rifle Expert and Pistol Expert.
Sherman was also an avid golfer and worked as a Club Professional at many courses throughout the U.S. In addition to golf, his hobbies included automotive restoration, woodworking, and firearms. He made friends everywhere he went, and he loved to make his friends and family laugh with his goofy sense of humor.
Survivors include his wife, Natasha (Chapman); all of his five children: Sherman (Shari) Sabie Jr. of Sparta, VA, Julie Sabie of Poway, CA, Angie (Jonathon) Whittle of Temecula, CA, Pam (Brian) Johnston of Rancho Bernardo, CA, and Matthew (Melody) Sabie of New Carlisle, IN; twelve grandchildren; three brothers: Don Sabie of Cherokee Village, AR, Chris Sabie of Memphis, TN, and Rob (Laurie) Sabie of La Porte, IN; one sister, Norma Sabie of La Porte, IN; many nieces and nephews; and a multitude of good friends across the globe.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Monta Jean (Slater); a brother, Edward; and one grandchild.
Visitation of family and friends will be Friday, February 12, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Tri-County Funeral Home Chapel at Highland, AR.
Memorial service with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 25, in the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Memphis, TN.