WMSK's Don Sheridan dies

UPDATE #2, 1:20 p.m. Thursday: Funeral information has been posted below.

UPDATE #1, 5:55 p.m.: The Gleaner's Chuck Stinnett has much more on the life and work of Don Sheridan. Be sure to check it out.

There is sad news from Union County, Ky. this afternoon as we have learned that WMSK-AM/FM's Don Sheridan lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday.

Sheridan, who was 80, spent some 50 years working for the radio stations which serve Morganfield, Uniontown, Sturgis and all of Union County and beyond, and his passing has been met with an outpouring of love and respect from the community he was a part of.

WMSK posted the following message on the stations' Facebook page earlier today:
Tuesday, our community lost a dear soul; a man almost everyone in this area grew to know and love. 
Don Sheridan lost his battle to cancer Tuesday. As we remember the joy and wisdom he bestowed upon each and every one of us every day, we grieve the tremendous loss of this great man. 
Don wasn’t just a radio veteran of 50 years. He was a man filled with compassion, humor, and passion for his work and for those he worked with. For us here at WMSK, he was a mentor, a leader and, most importantly, a friend. 
As we celebrate Don’s life and mourn his passing, we offer our prayers and condolences to his family, friends and fans. 
In times like these, words can’t express the emptiness felt in our hearts but we are comforted in knowing that he’s in a place where pain and sorrow do not exist. We know with every ounce of our beings that he is at peace with his heavenly father. 
Those of us who worked with Don over the decades will never forget his smile, compassion and strength. He will forever be in our hearts and in the hearts of all who loved him like we did.
Sheridan is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; daughters Cathy and Donna; sons, Jimbo and Donnie; stepdaughters, Amy Carson and Marie Pickerill; and stepsons, Lynn, Eric, and Ryan Will.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. until service time Saturday at the Whitsell Funeral Home, 250 N. Court St. in Morganfield, Ky.


Anonymous said…
I didn't know the man, but very impressed over the years with his work. Very authoritative sounding.


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