Sherry Oxford was a vibrant force within the walking horse business and when she began her battle with breast cancer, the industry rallied behind her. Throughout her battle with cancer Oxford exuded optimism and continued her lifelong service of giving of herself. Despite the fact that she has lost her battle with cancer, that optimism and selflessness will always be remembered by those who loved her.

            Sherry was the daughter of retired walking horse farrier David Oxford and his late wife Virginia Oxford. She has been involved in every aspect of the industry since she was born September 5, 1962. She has shown, trained and shod horses. She worked for the Walking Horse Report and she was a popular Walking Horse photographer. She touched many lives in the Walking Horse business.

            Sherry was an artist at heart and she appreciated beauty in all things. She was a Senior Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics earlier in her career, and she continued to appreciate the value of cosmetics in making people beautiful. As beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside, Sherry often drew portraits, caricatures, and other forms of art as gifts for her friends. She was prized as an equine photographer for her eye in composition, specializing in portraiture and location shots, in addition to her show ring photography.

            Sherry is survived by her daughter Jennifer Potts, also a noted equine photographer; her father David Oxford; and three sisters, Janice, Mitzi, and Angela. Sherry was loved by many friends who were almost like family, most especially Carl Johnson.


            Visitation with the family will be held 4-8 PM Sunday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel in Shelbyville. Funeral services and a celebration of her life are scheduled for 3 PM Monday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel, with burial to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

            Those desiring may make contributions in Sherry’s memory to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, 1-877-539-2543, providing financial resources to women in need of mammograms.