Sherman Palmer Fricks

Sherman Palmer Fricks, 27 years old, passed away on June 2nd, 2019 in Deer Park, Texas. He was born on April 22nd, 1992 in Webster, Texas. Palmer, as he was known by most, recently received a Bachelor of Social Work from the College of Human Sciences and Humanities at the University of Houston – Clear Lake.
He had an earnest commitment to helping others. He was a passionate student who supported fellow students and volunteered weekly at a local center for addiction recovery. He had just completed his Senior Year Internship where he connected clients to community resources to ensure their access to the health services they needed.
Palmer was looking forward to a career in social work, and was dedicated to helping in the areas of harm reduction, addiction and mental health. The profession has lost a promising new member.
Palmer leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving mother, Christine McCollom and her husband Michael of Nassau Bay, Texas. Also survived by his father Sherman Fricks, Grandparents Jean Wheelis and Janice McCollom, Aunt Pam Black and Uncle Jimmy Black, Step brother Brent McCollom and his wife Rachael and step sister Tamara McCollom, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
In his honor, a Celebration of Palmer’s Life will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 15th, 2019, at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E. Medical Center Blvd., Webster, TX 77598.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Wheelhouse, PO Box 920, 210 W. Helgra, Deer Park, TX 77536,


  1. Dear Mike and Christine,

    There are no words. Please know that we love you and and will continue
    praying for you and your family.

    Doug & Kim

    Doug & Kim Moncure
  2. The pain in our heart was immense. You are with our loving God now, Rest In Peace dear friend you will be missed but never forgotten. All our love, Steve and Sheila Edlund

    Steve & Sheila Edlund
  3. We are so sorry for your loss. We offer our deepest Condolences and Prayers.
    May God be with ya’ll during this very difficult time. May God Bless

    Eddy and Joyce Rowton
  4. With Great Sorrow I send my Condolences to all the Family & Friends.. May God Bless all of you.

    Buddy Wondra
  5. I am so sad for the loss of this young man, with such potential. He was a very caring young man, volunteering to help others. He pursued a career in social work to help others with addiction problems. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

    Kay Audish
  6. Very sorry to hear this loss. We wish I could take away your pain. Just know that we are thinking about you and praying for comfort for you and your family. May God help you with your recovery and may he now watch over Palmer who is now in a greater place. You will one day reconnect but until then I hope you receive peace as you move through life.

    Wayne Boudreaux
  7. My heart is so broken!!! May God wrap His arms around you all and bring peace and comfort.
    Leslie Alexander

    Leslie Alexander
  8. I love u palmer… praying for everone that is affected

    Abigail stites
  9. My sincerest condolences. You will be missed, my friend.

    Ronnie Watts
  10. My deep and sincere sympathies to Palmer’s family and friends. Though I haven’t seen him in a very long time, I care for him deeply through his family’s love of him.

    Joy Hughes Farrar
  11. RIP Palmer! You will be missed by many!

    Mike Meehan
  12. My condolences on your loss. The world lost a wonderful young man on the 2nd of June.I really adored Sherman. He help me thru my early recovery,and we wonderful conversations together.

    Stuart W. Scales
  13. I’m so very sorry for your lost. Prayers will be sent to surviving family and friends.

    Maria Watts
  14. Sherman’s infectious smile will truly be missed on Monday and Friday nights!!
    I am praying for all the family!
    May you find comfort in knowing how many people he touched!
    God Bless!

    Jim Williams
  15. I knew Palmer in high school, and the fact that he is gone so incredibly soon is one of the most awful and mind numbing things in the world. He was funny, always smiling, intelligent, witty and charming to a T. I leave the family my most sincere condolences, because if I and everyone who knew him (and I’ve been looking at a lot of their responses) feel this way, then I can only imagine their sense of loss.

    Ryan Bowling
  16. My heart goes out to the family of this young man. Though I never met Palmer, he was my second cousin once removed. Praying for comfort to the family!

    Debbie Curtis James (daughter of Norma Jean Fricks)

    Debbie James
  17. Deepest sorrow for the lost of Palmer Fricks. Lifting up prayers for his family & friends.

    Karen Fricks Whatley (sister of Sherman Shirley Fricks, Sr.)

    Karen Whatley
  18. Christine I am so very sorry for your loss of your son. I am praying for comfort for you, your husband, and family for this terrible loss. May Palmer rest in peace.

    Cindy Cole
  19. We are all so very sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family for healing.

    Chris and Lori Manson
  20. He was my student at San Jacinto College. He was very dedicated to helping others and truly worked hard to accomplish this. This was not an easy journey but he persisted none the less. He will be missed, yet I know he has made a lasting impact on others.

    Cayman Tirado
  21. My condolences to the family and many friends of this fine young man. Rest in peace Palmer. God bless.

    Sandra Harrison
  22. We want to offer our deepest sympathy to the parents and extended family of Palmer. We pray for God’s comfort and healing as only He can provide.

    Von, Sissy, and the entire Reed family
  23. When a death occurs it’s bad enough to face the raw grief! Throw in the fact that it was a tragic loss to a person that thrived on helping others and it makes that Raw grief that much more complicated and raw! God bless the family of Palmer both his blood family and his recovery family may his memory live on through the works of others! I’m sending prayers of peace and healing as this is also a process just like recovery God bless you Palmer and the work that you strive for me you rest in peace and may you shine your light down upon those that may pick up the torch that you lit Interior so you may live on

    With my deepest sympathies and condolences
    Brett H(amner)

    Brett Hamner
  24. So very sorry for this loss. Palmer will be missed so very much. Soar with the angels now, young man. Our prayers are with the family and anyone else affected.

    Randy and Terry Saylors
  25. Prayers and my Condolences goes out to the family you will never be forgotten ( sherman)

    Americo Navarro
  26. Rest in Peace, Palmer. Your life was cut short by this tragedy. But your hopes and dreams of helping others will live on. You are loved and missed.

    Francis Skalsky
  27. My sincerest condolences on your loss. Sherm (Palmer) was a unique young man as I’m quite sure you already know. However, I’ll never forget how many lives he touched. I met him when he first came to the Wheelhouse. His smile and enthusiasm was contagious! His love of life and recovery as well as his Light will live on through every man and woman he touched in his brief journey! You will be missed tremendously Sherm!!!! Love you, RIP!!! You are our Guardian Angel now!!!

    Sheila F Collura
  28. My deepest condolences to your family. Sherman’s work and passion for humanity left a print in many hearts. We miss our team member at Legacy.


    Lorena Q. Bentz
  29. What a sweet moving funeral. It was my pleasure learning about Palmer’s life and what an impact he made on so many people. Even with the age difference he and Steven could had been friends. Sagemont pastor did an outstanding message. Pastor John Morgan dad baptize me on Main St. then on Tatar St married us. It was nice seeing you. Aunt Karen

    Karen Fricks Whatley
  30. It is truly amazing how one person can have such a positive affect on so many people. Your contagious smile, honest, heartfelt concern for others, your ability to focus on what others were going through and put your needs and wants aside are qualities that are very rare and truly GOD given. Rest in peace my friend.

    Wade Chadwick

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