Sherman Leon Clair
Sherman Leon Clair, Marshfield, was born September 25, 1941 in Niangua, MO to Homer “Riney” and Gracie (Dudley) Clair. He departed this life on February 24, 2019 in his home at the age of 77.
Sherman was a long time member of Temple Baptist Church, where he came to know the Lord as his savior. Sherman enjoyed gardening. He raised large onions and gave them away to everyone. He also loved working on his farm. He was a man devoted to his family, he loved them very much and served as an excellent example to them, instilling in them a great work ethic. Every Sunday, he could be found at Grillos having breakfast with his friends. Sherman was a very hard worker, who owned and started many businesses, beginning with Mac-O-Mo, in Marshfield, then Midwest Products, in Strafford. Finally, in 1980, he founded Midwest Gates, which he owned and operated for the past 38 years. He was not only successful in running his business, but his joy in business came from turning his customers into life-long friends. He also was community minded and served as an alderman for the city of Marshfield and on the school board. He was a member of the photo club, and was a very strong Republican. Sherman served in the United States Marines Corps during the Vietnam era.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, James Edward “Bud”, Jimmie Dale “Dick” (Louise), Dwight David “Ike” (Pat), Bobby, and Dempsy.
Survivers include his wife, Carol “Sue” (Dishman) Clair, of the home; his children, Tresa Davis (Kirby), Marshfield, Marcy Fraker (Scott), Strafford, Troy Clair (Kelly), Marshfield, and Brad Clair (Nikki), Marshfield; his siblings, Betty Wingo (John), Marshfield, and Patsy Sue Henderson (John), Niangua; eight grandchildren, Lakin Fraker, Lindy Fraker, Logan Fraker, Isabella Davis, Abigail Davis, Allena Clair, Jackson Clair, and Noah Clair; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Temple Baptist Church, 431 S. Olive St., Marshfield, with interment following in Marshfield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2019 in Fraker Funeral Home, 1131 State Hwy. A, Marshfield.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Grace Place, St. Jude’s, or Shriners Hospitals for Children and left in care of Fraker Funeral Home, P.O. Box 85, Marshfield, MO 65706.