He was a 1950 graduate of Hayesville High School and was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean Conflict. Gail worked heavy construction as a Union Carpenter for Local 735 and attended Lucas Grace Bible Church. He was an avid singer all his life and along with his father, brothers and sister, sang in the Sheriff Quartet for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Twining Sheriff, to whom he was married October 16, 1965; four daughters, Debbie (David) Donough of Perrysville, Cindy (Rick) Jones of Archbold, Cathy (fiance Steve Spaniel) Rachel of Mansfield and Jamie (Rob) Dauel of Toledo; two sons, Dan (Sylvia) Banks of Ashland and Josh Sheriff of Wake Forest, North Carolina; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Marilyn) Sheriff of Ashland; and a brother-in-law, Gaylord Anderson of Ashland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Mervin Sheriff; and a sister, Esther Anderson.
Services will be 1:30 P.M., Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Lucas Grace Bible Church, with Pastor Wayne Presnell officiating. Burial will be in Vermillion Cemetery. Friends may call Monday, May 12, 2014, from 4 until 8 P.M., at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville, or one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, OH 44805 or to Lucas Grace Bible Church, 63 W. Main Street, Lucas, OH 44843.
Online condolences may be made at www.fickesfuneralhome.com