"Papa Smurf" Sherrill Pardue passes away

Former Late Model and Grand Stock Driver Sherrill Pardue Passes Away.... Known to fans of Old Dominion Speedway as "Papa Smurf", former driver Sherrill Pardue has died as a result of complications following heart surgery. Sherrill began his ...

Former Late Model and Grand Stock Driver Sherrill Pardue Passes Away....

Known to fans of Old Dominion Speedway as "Papa Smurf", former driver Sherrill Pardue has died as a result of complications following heart surgery.

Sherrill began his driving career in the mid-70's as one of the original "Street Stock" drivers. Later he moved to the Late Model Stock Car division, winning his first ever late model start in a 10 lap qualifying heat race.

Sherrill is the brother of former "Winston Cup" driver Jimmy Pardue, and father of the longtime voice of ODS, Edwin Pardue.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, for more information, contact Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in North Wilkesboro, NC at 336-838-3178.

-Old Dominion Speedway

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