Sherman Lee Olson, 87, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at his home in Munford. He was retired from the US Navy, having served during the Korean and Vietnam War, and attended the Millington Navy Base Chapel. He was a former finance officer for the City of Memphis, and was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Fleet Reserve Association. Mr. Olson was born October 30, 1932 on a farm in Newport Township in Langford, SD to Omar M. and Belva E. Hill Olson.
The husband of Susan Louise Olson, he also leaves daughters Lanette Thompson and Tracy Harrison, both of Munford; sons Ron Kidwell of Munford and Jeff Kidwell of Atoka; and grandchildren Jeremy Britt, Gavin Thompson, Leslie Sarr, Zach Sarr, Travis Hunt, Josh Kidwell, Matt Kidwell, Chris Kidwell, Wyatt Kidwell, Eli Kidwell, Ronnie Kidwell, Christy Kidwell, and Michael Kidwell.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Ila Mae Heinz Olson; his parents, Omar M. and Belva E. Hill Olson; his son, Shane Kidwell, sister Crete Cole; and grandchildren Christal Cooper and Heather Sarr; his sister Marcene Haywood; and his brothers Dwight Olson and Darwin Olson.
Visitation for Mr. Olson will be 1-3PM Sunday, October 25, with funeral services at 3PM, all at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home. Interment with military honors will take place 1:15PM Thursday, November 5, at West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill-Irene Rd., Memphis, TN.
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