Funeral Mass held for Bill Shero Jr.

A funeral Mass was celebrated March 3 at Holy Ghost Church for Bill Shero Jr., 76, who died Feb. 24.

A man of strong faith, Mr. Shero exemplified the spirit of Jesus in his interactions with everyone he met. He was born and raised in Murrysville, Pa. He was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army following his graduation from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Mr. Shero was an Airborne Ranger in the 82nd Airborne Division and a member of the 10th Special Forces (Green Berets).

Following their Army service, Mr. and Mrs. Shero bought a restaurant in Knoxville. Mr. Shero later earned a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Tennessee. He became a real estate broker and appraiser.

Mr. Shero was a lead usher at Holy Ghost Church and was active in the Knights of Columbus, where he was a Fourth Degree Knight. He also was active as a coach and referee with AYSO soccer, where he began coaching his daughters’ teams in 1982 and later coached his grandsons through their senior years in high school.

Mr. Shero is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara; daughters, Christine (Phil) Neuhoff and Cynthia (David) Clemons; grandchildren, Anthony (Samantha) Duncan, Stephen (Heather) Duncan, Christopher Clemons, Annabelle Clemons, Daniel Clemons, Jackson Neuhoff, and Sarah Neuhoff; great-grandchildren, Rhea, Rowan, and Cora; sister Mary Fry; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary and William Shero Sr.; brothers, Jim and David Shero, and sister, Eileen Piper.

Mr. Shero was interred at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

Donations in Mr. Shero’s memory may be made to Catholic Charities of East Tennessee.

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