Sherman Novoson

Sherman Novoson, cellist, freelance news and sports reporter, and avid sports fan, died peacefully in his Nashville home on February 13, 2017.

From early childhood, Sherman loved music and studied the cello with passion. He pursued professional studies at the Peabody Conservatory, and later at the Hartt School of Music before earning a chair in the Arkansas Symphony and then the Nashville Symphony. Health issues necessitated a career change, and his friendly and inquisitive nature led him to freelance reporting for news and sports outlets all over Tennessee, on the road and from his desk at the state capitol.

Sherman was born on August 20, 1946, in St. Louis, MO, and was a graduate of Clayton High School where he played in the orchestra and was an avid supporter of every sports team.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Eleanore Novoson, and his loving wife Johnnie Rogers Novoson. He is survived by his sister in California, Jo Ann Novoson, and her family, along with many cousins, friends, and colleagues. The family is grateful for the loving support of Congregation Sherith Israel, Congregation Ohabai Shalom, and Jewish Family Services, all in Nashville, where contributions in his memory may be made.   Private services in St. Louis. Please visit for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE