Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Sherman “Toots” Brown

Sherman “Toots” Brown, age 83, of Plymouth, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at his home.

Sherman was born October 22, 1937 in Paintsville, KY to the late Will Press and Mollie (Fletcher) Brown.  For 10 years, he was employed with the New York Central Railroad prior to a 33-year career at the Tuby in Shelby. He retired in 1995 under the Copperweld ownership. Sherman raised coon hounds and loved to run his beagle hounds and hunt at night. He also thoroughly enjoyed going thrifting.

Sherman was a very selfless man who always put others ahead of himself. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Brown of Shelby; his children: Kayleen (Todd) Brown of Galion, Jeffrey (Judy) Brown of Mansfield, DaWanna Johnson of Shelby, Lisa Kegley (Kenneth Porter) of Mansfield, and R. Allen Steagall of Shelby; 10 grandchildren, including: Terra (Justin) Richardson, Ashley Brown, Todd (Jessica) Brown, II, and Amanda Joseph; numerous great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Dorothy Holbrook and Fran Shaw; mother-in-law: Ila Williams; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister: Dorsea Jean; 6 brothers: Willis “Buck”, Roy, John, Burns, Raman, and Jack; and a great granddaughter: Isabella Renea Caudell.

Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, January 24, 2021 from 2-5 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be conducted on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 10:30 am. Rev. Rick Lewis will officiate the services and burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence at or by leaving a comment on Sherman’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Ted & Patty says:

    So Sad.. You will be missed Uncle Sherman!! Wish i could of spent more time with you.. But now you will be with your brothers and sis..RIP!!

  2. Butch and Holly williams says:

    So sorry for your be loss. Love and no prayers.

  3. Heather Gremling says:

    I just wanted to express my sadness and love for Sherman and to say that he will be deeply missed. It was with great sadness to hear of your loss, He was truly an AMAZING human being ♡. Unfortunately I can not attend, due to my autoimmune disease and covid (its right on top of my injection date) so I am so sorry…please know that I wish I could be there! I love you guys!!!!! Love, Heather

  4. Ann Imhoff says:

    Cheryl, DaWanna so very sorry for loss
    He will do great in heaven, playing cards and telling large tales❤️❤️❤️

  5. Tami byrd says:

    My thoughts and prayers with each of you hugs and love to each

  6. Ted BrownJr says:

    Will miss you dearly Sherman. Give everyone a hug and kiss for me in heaven RIP

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