FERNLEY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- On October 16, police say a man tried to rob the Bank of America on South Virginia Street near Meadowood Mall. 80-year-old Charles Sperry, known as "Bob" by his friends, tried to stop that robbery and was fatally shot by the alleged robber.
Friday was Sperry's interment ceremony in Fernley. The service took place at 10 a.m. at the Northern Nevada Veterans' Memorial Cemetery. Sperry was a Marine Corps retiree.
Those in attendance said when he tried to stop that robbery, he was just doing what Marines do. "He was a very common man, didn't really look for a lot in life, but he did some very uncommon things for people," said an attendee. "That's what makes him special to everyone, and everybody here really cares for him. I honestly do, I feel that."
Sperry was born in Las Vegas and he was an avid outdoorsman, fishing, hunting and camping all over the state.