Sherwood Jerome Lancaster, 92, passed away on September 30, 2019, at AdventHealth Hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida. Jerry, as he was known by many, was born on November 15, 1926 in Vanceboro, North Carolina to Grover Cleveland Lancaster, Sr. and Jesse Ipock Lancaster. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy Rountree Lancaster, his daughter Amy Lancaster Prendergast, her husband, Francis Richard Prendergast, Sr., his son, Samuel Grover Lancaster, his granddaughters, Alice Lossing Prendergast and Jessica Frances Prendergast, his grandson, Francis Richard Prendergast, Jr., and nieces, nephews and cousins. Jerry is predeceased by his parents and his two brothers, Grover Cleveland Lancaster, Jr. and Rodman Lyon Lancaster.Jerry graduated from Farm Life School in Vanceboro, North Carolina 1943. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for two years before being drafted into the United States Army in May, 1945. Jerry proudly served his country in General Patton's Third Regimen in World War II until November, 1946. After serving his country, Jerry returned to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1949. Jerry was a loyal and devoted fan of the North Carolina Tar Heels throughout his life. After graduating from UNC, Jerry moved to Fernandina Beach, Florida where he met his wife Nancy, and accepted a position at Container Corporation. In 1965, Jerry accepted a position at Stone Container Corporation in Florence, South Carolina where he worked until he retired in 1991. After his retirement, Jerry and his wife, Nancy, moved back to Fernandina Beach, Florida and lived there until 2012, when they moved to Daytona Beach, Florida until his death.A memorial service celebrating the life of Sherwood Jerome Lancaster will be held Saturday, October 19 at 11:00AM at St. James Episcopal Church in Ormond Beach, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in memory of Sherwood Jerome Lancaster to St. James Episcopal Church, 38 South Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach, Florida 32176, or a charity of your choice.
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