|Craig Z. Sherar
|October 26, 1954
|February 1, 2022 (aged 67)
East Palatka, Florida
|Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami
|United States Army (82nd Airborne Division, JAG Corps)
|East Palatka, Florida
|Libertarian (formerly), Republican
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Early Life and Education
Craig Z. Sherar (October 26, 1954 - February 1, 2022) was born in Lancaster, California. He grew up in Utah and spent time on a ranch in Northern British Columbia, where he gained a strong work ethic and mechanical skills, including engine overhauls. He attended Box Elder High School in Brigham City, Utah, and received a full ride ROTC scholarship to the University of Utah. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami. In 1979, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the 82nd Airborne Division. Rising to the rank of Captain, he contributed four years to the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.
After completing his military service, Sherar entered the legal field. He co-founded Sherar and Arias, where he practiced law for 23 years until December 2011. In January 2012, he founded Craig Z. Sherar PA, where he continued his legal practice. He was a member of the Florida Bar and held licenses to practice law in Colorado and Georgia.
Sherar initially identified as a libertarian, actively supporting the national Libertarian Party. However, he later switched his political registration to the Republican Party.
Community Involvement and Personal Interests
Beyond his legal and political endeavors, Sherar was an engaged member of his community. He served as the attorney for the Town of Pomona Park. Sherar was a member of the Azalea City Kiwanis Club and participated in the Guardian Ad Litem Program, showcasing his commitment to community service.
Personal Life and Passions
Outside of his professional life, Sherar had a diverse range of interests. He was passionate about automotive engineering and racing, specifically open modified racing. He enjoyed hands-on work with cars and engines. Additionally, Sherar had an affinity for history, often tuning into the History Channel. He was an adventurous spirit, engaging in activities like skydiving and scuba diving.
Legacy and Family
Sherar passed away on February 1, 2022, at his home in East Palatka, Florida, at the age of 67. He was survived by his two daughters, Sydney Sherar and Maya Sherar, his sister Nia Z. Sherar (Boyd), his brother Mont Z. Sherar (Pia), and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members. He was predeceased by his parents, Dewey A. Sherar and Winifred Swope Sherar.