Sherman Lee Rape, Jr.

Sherman Lee Rape, Jr. 78, of Greenwood, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.

Visitation was from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 at Williams & Lord Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at New Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Carroll County. Rev. Mitchell Long officiated the service.


Mr. Rape was born Dec. 5, 1939 in Chickasaw County, to Sherman Lee Rape, Sr. and Dolly Bressler Rape. He was a member of New Haven Baptist Church. He worked for 40 years until his retirement at Clark Roofing Company. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Mr. Rape is survived by his wife, Joyce Teal Rape of Greenwood,; daughter, Teresa Lee Rape Bullard of Bruce; sons, Sherman Lee Rape III of Greenwood, John Washington Rape of Greenwood, Mickey Wade Rape of Greenwood and Virgil Dean Earp of Mt. Grove, Mo.; step-sons, Charles Lucas of Coila and Marc Lucas of Spring Branch, Texas; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his former wife, Hilda Higginbotham of Greenwood; and his Shih Tzu dog, Blazer.


Pallbearers will be Sherman Lee Rape, III, Ricky Banks, Phil Wolfe, Garpex Mann, Will Campbell, and  Stevie Rape. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Clark, Tommy Nason, Floyd Melton, and workers at Clark Roofing Company.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook may be signed at


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