On the afternoon of October 16, 2017 Edward “Ed” James Sherlock passed away peacefully of natural causes at the Big Sky Nursing home in Helena MT. Ed also went by Hipshot and Buster.
Ed was 90 years old at the time of his death. Ed was born in Toston, MT on May 14, 1927 to Jonathan (1977) and Mayme Elizabeth (1955) (Jarosh) Sherlock. He had twelve siblings. Ed had five children and multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Ed went to school in Toston MT. He joined the Navy Seals and served from July 5, 1944 and was discharged as a Sergeant on June 5, 1946. He fought in World War II. Ed was a Shriner where he rode in the motor scooter patrol in parades. He was also a Mason. He was a lifelong truck driver and worked the longest for Associated Foods; Inc of Helena. He was awarded the million miles plus accident free driving award. Ed enjoyed fishing, boating, and watching wrestling and westerns on t.v. Edward enjoyed going to the Tenderfoot and do to a shooting accident lost the tip of one finger. When Ed was younger he also enjoyed riding motorcycles and snowmobiles. Ed enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Christmas Eve was always a special time for whoever showed up, and there were many laughs and memories made at these times. Ed liked to pass his knowledge of things onto others and taught them how to garden and catch worms for fishing. Ed loved working in his yard which was always beautiful and wonderful to gather in. Ed was always eager to encourage his family to chase their dreams and took pride in his family and their accomplishments.
Edward is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers: Ray Sherlock, Thomas Sherlock, Douglas Sherlock, Gene Sherlock, and Robert Sherlock. Sister Laura J Sherlock Lonberger, son Danny Sherlock (1957), daughter Diane Hoppel, Granddaughter, Angela Leslie (1982).
Edward is survived by his sisters: Shirley, Evelyn, and Margie. His brothers Jay, Clarence, and Don. Also by son Jeff Sherlock of Helena, daughter Priss (Bill) Leslie, and Gene Langley of Missoula. He had eight grandchildren: Misty (Luke) Sallee of Helena, Travis Leslie of Helena, Teresa, Crystal, Shawn, Stephanie, Stacia, and Shelly Langley of Missoula. And one great granddaughter Eve, of Helena.
Memorials are suggested to a place of your choice in Edward’s name.