Richard “Red” Sheraton, 79, of Covington passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Alvarado.
Red was born July 21, 1934, in Newark, N.J.
Red grew up in Union, N.J., and was a dedicated U.S. Marine during the Korean War. He loved his family dearly, his mom, Marion; his dad, Sam; his sister, Joan; and brother, Don.
He always had fond memories and stories to tell of their times together. He lived life to the fullest, surrounded by friends and his family. He played football, rode motorcycles, spent time as a boxer and always had a love for horses.
He and his brother Don worked side by side in the family business of home building. He became a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association as a steer wrestler. Since New Jersey had too many cowboys, he moved his family to Texas. His wife Anne, a barrel racer and her children lived on a ranch in Itasca.
The community welcomed them despite being from “YankeeLand.” He spent many years in the rodeo developing true friendships, raising quarter horses and thoroughbreds for the race track. His love for his “true and dearest,“ Alvette lasted 24 years. She helped him tirelessly and was there for him always.
He may be gone but never forgotten. He is in the presence of God giving him praise for all his family, friends and the life he was given.
Red is survived by his sister, Joan Prete and husband, Ron, of New Jersey; brother, Don, of New Jersey; numerous nephews, grand-nephews and grand-nieces; step-daughter, Cynthia Munson of New Jersey; step-daughter, Robyn Reynolds and husband, D.R., of Virginia; and step-son, Leon Munson and wife, Kathy, of Arlington.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Virginia Sheraton.
Clayton Kay Vaughan