KERSHAW – Shedrick “Simp” Sowell was well-liked as a student at Andrew Jackson High School.
He played football for the Volunteers and worked for Small’s Grocery in Kershaw, starting in high school and beyond. Many people in the small town knew him from the grocery store.
He was considered very good looking, said his mother, Barbara Jackson, 61. He sang in church, and had a daughter, Kantara, who Jackson said he loved.
Jackson cherishes a Mother’s Day card she received from Sowell years ago.