Former United States Attorney Wayman Gray Sherrer, age, 86, of Oneonta, Alabama, died at his home on March 12, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Betty Rodgers Sherrer, and two children, Elizabeth Sherrer McKee and William Jefferson Sherrer. Sherrer is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, class of 1956. He served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps as a member of the military police prior to attending college. After graduating from law school, Wayman served for six years as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Los Angeles, California, and Washington, D.C. In 1964 he was elected County Solicitor (District Attorney) of Blount County, Alabama, for a four year term. In 1969, Wayman Sherrer was appointed United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. He served in that position until 1977. Wayman returned to the private practice of law in Oneonta, Alabama, in 1977, and in 2001, he was joined in the practice of law by his son. In all, Mr. Sherrer served the legal profession in Alabama for over 50 years.
As is the custom of NAFUSA, an American flag was flown over Main Justice and will be presented to the Sherrer family as a remembrance of the esteem in which he was held by his former colleagues.