CHARLOTTE – Dr. James Pressley Sherer, PhD, 78, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at his home.

Burial will be private.

Born in Rock Hill, Dr. Sherer was a son of the late Pressley Reid Sherer and the late Faye Rhodes Sherer.  He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Margaret Faye Sherer; his brothers, Pressley Reid Sherer, Jr. and Samuel Reid Sherer; and his sister, Lutie Janet Culp.  He retired from DuPont after 33 years of service as a chemist in research and development.  He was a member of the American Chemical Society and Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Georgene Mendenhall Sherer; his daughters, Elizabeth Sherer Sedam (Glenn) of Charlotte and Catherine Sherer Bishop of Jackson, MS; his grandchildren, Kristen and Jay Sedam and Marie and Sam Bishop; and his sister, Mary Sherer Bailey of Fort Mill.

The family will receive friends from 6-7:30pm on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Rd, Rock Hill.

Memorials may be made in Dr. Sherer’s name to Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church, 8801 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210.

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