The West Columbia community is mourning the loss of Sharon “Sherry” Rabon. She died late Saturday evening.
“She fought hard. She battled Stage 4 lung cancer and it finally overcame her,” said Otis Rabon, Sherry’s husband.
Sherry was also the daughter of G.L. Locklear, West Columbia’s historical researcher. She was a mother, grandmother and a great-grandmother.
Locklear said Sherry was well-known among the regulars at Compton’s Kitchen on B Avenue in West Columbia.
“She worked as an employee and a manager at Compton’s,” Locklear said. “In all she worked at Compton’s for around 30 years. She worked for all three owners of Compton’s.”
Otis said he is planning a celebration of life gathering for his wife. It will be in a “couple of weeks” he said.