Cecil Edwin ShermanJune 21, 2010
Dr. Cecil Edwin Sherman, BA '50, passed away April 17 in Richmond, Va. He was 82. After a brief stint in the U.S. Army, Sherman completed his Baylor degree and three others from Southwestern Baptist Seminary and Princeton Seminary. He married Dorothy Eugenia Hair in 1953. Cecil was involved in the youth revival movement, pastoring churches in Texas, Georgia and North Carolina. He was a leader for civil rights in the 1960s and '70s. He also wrote materials for Baptist churches and was one of the founding spirits of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Sherman received many honors including the Religious Freedom Award from the Associated Baptist Press, the Judson-Rice Award from Baptists Today, the Herbert R. Reynolds Leadership and Vision Award given by the Baylor Alumni Organization, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Baylor University.