Sherman Ray “Cagey” Cohoon, 79, beloved husband of 58 years to Julia “Judy” Sims Cohoon, and a resident of Currituck North Carolina passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, January 28, 2021 in his home surrounded by his family and wrapped in Gods arms.
Born July 5, 1941 in Norfolk, he was the son of the late Walter Maurice and Ruby Lee Cooper Cohoon. Ray retired from NNSY as a GS-14 after 40 years. He was Head of the Safety Department for SUPSHIP Portsmouth, in charge of many safety committee’s and consultant for NAVSEA 07. He wrote many safety procedures and manuals that are still in place today.
Prior to his stroke 7 years ago Ray was actively involved in his church, Pilmoor Memorial United in Currituck North Carolina. He loved his family, pets, friends, woodworking, boating, fishing, cruises, photography and most importantly Disney World.
Survivors include his 2 precious daughters, Beth Cohoon Blyth (Kevin Ellis) of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Heather Renae Cohoon Matthews (Gene Matthews) of Chesapeake, Virginia; 4 grandchildren, Jessica Renae Sweet (Cameron Peters) of Camden Newark, Delaware, Jamey Ryan Blyth (Ashleigh Blyth) of Camden, North Carolina, Madisen Matthews Newman (Brian Newman) of Suffolk, Virginia Jacobey Reese Blyth of Chesapeake, Virginia. 4 great grandchildren, Hayden Donald Sweet, Scarlett Rose Blyth, Camilla Lilly Blyth and Grayson Dare Newman (expected August 2021)
Our father deserves the biggest and best farewell ever, but with the current Covid pandemic restrictions that is not possible or safe. So as soon as the pandemic restrictions are over, we will have a celebration of life party.