ElidaEarl D. Sherrick, 77, died at 8:33 a.m. May 14, 2011, at his residence.He was born Sept. 9, 1933, in Elida, to Noah and Hulda Lippincott Sherrick, who preceded him in death. On April 14, 1956, he married Betty Murray, who survives in Elida.Mr. Sherrick refired from the refinery in February 1994. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Delphos, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 471. He enjoyed gardening and working on motors. He was always working on something in his garage.Survivors also include two sons, Dan (Mary Ann) Sherrick and Andy (Teresa) Sherrick, both of Elida; a sister, Velva (John) Bruce, of Elida; two daughters, Mary Alice (Paul) Mentz and Barbra (Larry) Willetts, both of Burgaw, N.C.; three brothers, Nolan (Marty) Sherrick, Noah (Mary Jo) Sherrick Jr. and Jim (Pat) Sherrick, all of Elida; and 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Sherrick; and a sister, Evelyn Shadley.Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Church. Father Mel Verhoff will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Harter & Schier Funeral Home, where a wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.