J. E. Sherrill

J. E. Sherrill, Jr. (October 10, 1925 - February 4, 2007), was a public official in Bovina, a small city in Parmer County in the Texas Panhandle. He was an alderman, mayor, school board member, and municipal judge, having served in the last position from 1997 until his death.

He was mayor for two two-year terms under the traditional mayor-council system from April 1956 to April 1960.

Sherrill was born to J.E. Sherrill, Sr., and the former Myrtle Porterfield in Draw in Lynn County. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. On March 20, 1949, he married the former Patsy Clem (May 3, 1931 - June 20, 2003). In 1953, the couple moved to Bovina, where Sherrill operated his former Sherrill Lumber for many years. They had four children. Sherrill was a Methodist and a member of the Masonic lodge, the American Legion, and the Lions Club.

He is interred in Bovina Cemetery.


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