October 11, 1944 ~ January 21, 2021

Born in: Cutler, Maine
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Roger Nelson Sheridan, 76, a loving and honorable man, passed away at home surrounded by his family on January 21, 2021. He will always be remembered for his passionate spirit to live the simple life, thoughtfulness towards others, and profound devotion to family and friends.

Roger was born October 11, 1944 to Gilbert and Dorothy Littlefield Sheridan in Cutler, Maine. He treasured his Maine grassroots and even more so those relations with his brothers and sisters, in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews, and beloved friends.

He was blessed to meet Jeanne Blake Sheridan as his devoted love early in life. They shared over 54 inseparable years together as one with a mutual passion for life’s adventure as a team, inseparable, and incomplete without the other. In union, they had one son, Roger Oregon Sheridan.

Family was everything to this man. He was an amazing father to his son, “Orie,” whom he considered his best friend in which he took the greatest of pride. Together they were a team and enjoyed hunting, fishing, coaching little league baseball, and most importantly, being good humanitarians. Roger especially loved his two grandchildren, Jessica and Justin Sheridan, where he cherished every single moment with them and proudly witnessed their life’s journey to the most accomplished young adults.

Roger was known by many names. “Chipper” in early childhood days, “Gunny” by his military friends, and later in life as “Pa.” However, Roger will allows be known as a “Good Man.” Roger understood the significance of life and valued first and foremost his family and friends. He believed in a hard day’s work and the importance of reaping the rewards at the end of the day with a cold Bud Light.

Roger became a brother and dear friend to so many. He left a memorable place in the hearts of those who had the pleasure of being touch by him. To know him was to love and respect him. Many felt his kindness and ability to give of himself. In turn, he was loved by many and shall not be forgotten.

As a proud American, Roger enlisted in the US Marine Corps and honorable served his country for twenty years. Some of his most memorable duties during that time included his tour of duty in Vietnam, Drill Instructor at Parris Island, 3 ½ years at Texas A & M University teaching military science and being the NCOIC at the Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela.

Other samplings of Roger’s life included being a Trustee of the Dr. David E. Schob Nature Preserve where he also played a major role in its creation. He was a strong advocate for military organizations and took special pride in helping to create the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Bryan, Texas. He was a lifetime member of the Brazos Valley Vietnam Veterans Chapter 937, American Legion Post 0159, and the Marine Corps League.

Roger was predeceased by his parents and sisters: Shirley Innis, Lorraine Sheridan, and Barbara Donovan; and his brothers: Gilbert Sheridan, Eugene Sheridan, Asa Sheridan, and Francis (Sheridan) Randal.

Roger leaves behind a loving wife Jeanne, son Roger “Orie” Sheridan and wife Jodi, grandchildren Jessica and Justin Sheridan; Sisters Esther Auer and Elizabeth Harmon; his sister-in-law Judith Rinaldi and partner Tim; his brother and sister-in-law Benjamin and Jill Blake, and many cherished nieces, nephews, and special friends.

Services will be scheduled at a future COVID-19 safe date at the Camp Creek Cemetery, Franklin, Texas.

Donations may be made in his remembrance to the Allumine Health Foundation at www.alluminehealth.com (under the Foundation tab) or mailed to:4030 Hwy 6 South, Suite 101
College Station, TX 77845.

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  1. Jeanne, Orie and family, we love you all so very much. Roger was, and always will be, one of our heroes and a true friend.

    Please know we are always available if you need anything.

    Jimmy and Terry

  2. Jeanne….we will always think if Roger vibrant and full of life with that big beautiful smile. Can’t even imagine a world without him in it. We loved him and we love you.

  3. Jeff Landskroener & Theda Anderson- your commitment to the memorial and the VVA will always be remembered and we will miss you.

  4. We are saddened to hear this news and send our love to you, Jeanne, Roger and all – It felt like “Senior” would outlive us all. He will always have hero status in our family. May the angels welcome him to paradise and we hope to see him if we get there.

  5. I went to high school with Orie and my father (Truman) thought the world of Jeanne and Roger. I’m sure Daddy and Roger are catching up now and enjoying each other’s company. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  6. We have very fond memories of Roger, a man full of integrity and spirit. We are so very sorry to hear of his passing and hope that his family can find comfort in the memories of his wonderful life.

  7. Heartbroken to read this. He was truly one of my favorite people on earth – “good man” doesn’t even begin to describe him. Much love to Jeanne, Roger, Jodi, Jessica and Justin.

  8. We have always thought of Jeanne and Roger as family and are so saddened by this news. While my husband was in Iraq Jeanne and Roger drove in the middle of the night down to Clear Lake. And Roger was basically my birth coach while Jeanne photo documented everything. Roger nicknamed Coral Seaweed (I think before she was born). She still uses the nickname. As we all know heavens gates are guarded by United States Marines.

  9. “Gunny” Sheridan was a major force in shaping my life when I was a young Cadet. The many lessons he taught me and example he set and his humor and humanity were always with me as I developed as a Marine, a leader and a man. He truly impacted me in more ways than I can count and I am blessed to have known him. God bless you and your family always.

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