Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Glenn Sheriff, age 64, passed away peacefully, Friday evening, September 24, 2021, at Northside Hospital Cherokee, Canton, Georgia. Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on January 11, 1957, to the late Harry ‘Glenn’ Sheriff and the late Judith Gray Sheriff McClung. Jeff moved to Thomas County, Georgia and graduated from Thomas County Central High School in 1976, and continued at Tallahassee Community College.
Jeff moved to Atlanta in 1979 to pursue a career in photography. He had a keen eye through the lens of a camera. Jeff worked at Pentax/USA and later worked in the automotive body shop industry for 30 years.
Jeff’s life passion for photography led to meaningful lifelong friendships that transcended time. He never met a stranger and he always put the needs of others first. Jeff loved music, the outdoors, and shooting. There was a special place in his heart and memories for Lyman, SC, and Thomasville, Georgia.
Many days and weekends were spent volunteering with Boy Scout Troop #777 (Dallas, GA); coaching softball with the Special Olympics and the Civil Air Patrol.
Jeff was deeply devoted to family and friends. He considered his greatest accomplishments to be his four children and the crown jewels were his granddaughters. Survivors include children, Ashley Sheriff Boyd (Wesley) Cartersville, GA; Katherine Sheriff Wilhelm (Vadim) Cartersville, GA; Graham Preston Sheriff, Acworth, GA and Melanie Grace Sheriff, Woodstock, GA. Granddaughters Brooke Marie Testa; Kira Lea Wilhelm; Makenzie Taylor Boyd and Madeline Jolie Boyd. Sister, Robin Sheriff Smith (George); Stepsister, Tracey Guy (Terry Palmer) and Stepmother, Shirley Phillips Sheriff. A host of loving nieces and nephews and many special friends. Preceded in death by his Stepfather, Jerry Ellis McClung.
Memorial Service, Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 1 pm. The Cowan Historic Mill, 4271 Southside Drive, Acworth, GA 30101. Interment to follow, Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 1 pm. Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, 1901 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, South Carolina. Memorials may be made to The Georgia Special Olympics; Boy Scouts of America or the charity of your choice.