Stephen Sheridan

Stephen James "Steve" Sheridan Sr.

Friday, April 18th, 1947 - Sunday, August 30th, 2020
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Stephen J. Sheridan, Sr., 73, of Palatka, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at his home following an extended illness. He was born to Donald and Eloise Sheridan at Mary Lawson Hospital in Palatka where he grew up and attended school. Steve had worked for Hudson Pulp & Paper, and Sheridan Construction before working his way up to Chief Building Official of Putnam County and District School Board of Putnam, Building Inspector. He also taught air conditioning at the St. Augustine Vo Tech for 4 years. Throughout his career he earned various licensing achievements in plumbing, electrical, and heating & air. Steve also had personal achievements he was proud of including earning his own money and purchasing the 1st 1965 Mustang in Putnam County at the age of 19.
Steve had an extremely deep passion for aviation which began very early on as a child. He could easily be found in his room designing and building, from scratch (never from a kit), his own model airplanes. This passion led him to eventually buying airplanes and even completely designing and building his own airplane, including hand building his own prop for it. Another proud achievement was earning his solo pilot’s license in only 2 hours. Steve has kept his airplanes at Kay Larkin Airport for more than 30 years, making friends and acquaintances from all over. many of them he considered his extended family. Another daring and proud achievement of Steve’s was accomplishing a solo flight in a 1946 Aeronca from Nebraska to Florida in 2018.
He dearly enjoyed spending time with all of his friends and family. Steve was always willing to lend a helping hand. If it couldn’t be fixed, he could fix it. His friends and family fondly refer to him as “a jack of all trades and a master of many.” Soar with the angels Steve.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Eloise Sheridan.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Baggs-Sheridan, brothers, Patrick Sheridan (Theresa) and Donald Sheridan, Jr. all of Palatka, son, Stephen J. Sheridan, Jr. (Julia) of Florahome, a daughter, brothers-in-law, David Baggs (Anna), Danny Baggs, (Penny) and Terry Baggs (Chandra Osteen), 8 grandchildren, one great-grandson, caregiver, Lisanne Denney as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2:00 on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka with Bro. A.O Johns, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Bostwick Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday beginning at 1:00 p.m. until time of service.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Steve’s Book of Memories page at .
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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  • Service

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 2:00pm
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Bro. A.O. Johns, Jr.
  • Interment

    Bostwick Cemetery
    Bostwick Cemetery Road
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William and Barbara Baggs

Posted at 12:19pm
May God grant you peace at this time . Our prayers are with you .
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Sherry Davis

Posted at 12:23am
Linda & Family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Steve was such an interesting , friendly and nice man. I enjoyed hearing of his experiences with his flying and knowledge of planes.
Always greeted you with a smile. If we can help you in any way let us know.
May God hold you in His hands and comfort you with the peace.
Our love,
Sherry, George, Bryan & Ian Davis
Psalm 116:15

Denny D God

Posted at 09:08am
Your Home my Brother Heaven gained another Saint. I'll miss You and cherish the Times we shared. I've become a better Man because of Your influence. I'll see you when my journey here is done. Love You Brother.

Debby Tucker

Posted at 08:13am
Rest in Peace dear cousin. Love Debby

Karen moore

Posted at 06:33am
Linda so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing he was always such a joy to talk with please know we are praying for you and all the family. Lloyd and Karen Moore

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