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Shermon Austin Sossamon

Benton, AR, 1933 - 2019

Shermon Austin Sossamon, age 85, of Benton went to be with our Lord on February 23, 2019. He suffered from emphysema and mesothelioma. He was born June 16, 1933 in Benton. Shermon worked for Alcoa for 32 years and was retired for 35 years. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing. He was a Mason and a member of the Salem United Methodist Church. Shermon was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Johnnie Ruth Bray Sossamon, parents, William Dale and Goldie Violet Byers Sossamon, and sister, Inez Sossamon Hunt Ford.
He is survived by: daughters, Cynthia "Cindi" Ann Sossamon (Greg) Hathcote and Judy (Glenn) Ford, grandchildren, Wesley Alan Hathcote and Victoria Chase Ford, great-grandchildren, Shelby Nicole and Will Brennan Hathcote, and Conner Brayden and Landon Bryce Bufford, brothers, Melvin and LeRoy Sossamon and sister, Myrtle Sossamon Nalley, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation will be held at Ashby Funeral Home Chapel Tuesday 6:30 p.m.
Services will be held at Salem United Methodist Church Wednesday at10:30 a.m. Graveside service will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery. Minister will be Bro. Carlton Cross.
In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Salem United Methodist Church Stainless Glass Fund.
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Published February 25, 2019

Ashby Funeral Home
108 West Narroway, Benton, AR
Phone: 501-778-2544