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Obituary: William R. Sheets, 88, Taylor Co., KY

He was retired from Chrysler Corporation. He was a Mason and of the Methodist faith. He was a native of Arkansas and will be returned there for funeral and burial.

William R. (Bill) Sheets, 88, of Campbellsville, KY, formerly of Rockford, IL, passed away in Campbellsville, KY on Monday, March 14, 2010.

Funeral service will conducted at 2 pm, Saturday March 21, 2010, in the chapel of Langford-Bookout Funeral Home, 1900 West Washington Avenue, Jonesboro, AR. Burial will follow in Jonesboro Memorial Park.

William R. (Bill) Sheets, Taylor Co. KY (1921-2010)

Mr. Sheets was born in Bay, Craighead Co., AR on Friday, September 23, 1921 to Benjamin and Dovie Duncan Sheets. He died Monday, March 14, 2010, in Campbellsville, Taylor Co., KY, at the age of 88 yearsHe was retired from the Chrysler Corp. Mr. Sheets graduated from the Bay High School in 1939. He was of Methodist belief.

Mr. Sheets was a 58 year master mason with the East Fork F. & A.M. Lodge #460 in Dyllis, TN, a member of the Freeport Consistory, Scottish Rite in Freeport, IL, and a member of UAW #1268 in Belvidere, IL.

He is survived by the following:
  • Daughters: Mary Ann (Jim) Kee of Union, MO: Faye (Ron) Gilliam of Nixa, MO, Jeanne Morales of Oak Ridge, TN, and Karan (Mike) Page of Campbellsville, KY
  • Son: Andrew (Donna) Sheets of Oak Ridge, TN;

  • Grandchildren: Cheryl (Gary) Yanzer of Union, MO, Doug (Lisa) Kee of Auxvaisse, MO, David (Kristi) Kee of Union, MO, Melissa (Ed) Garver of Spillville, IA, Terri Morales (Kevin) Davis of Newberry, SC, Christopher (Kindle) Page of Biringham, AL, Katie (Troy) Bryant of Louisville, KY, Tammie (Jeff) Seibold, Melinda Sheets, all of Machesney Park, IL, Amanda (Matt) Jones of Pinole, CA, Ben Sheets of Hawaii

  • Great grandchildren: Michael Garver, Nicole (Zak) Williams, Matthew, Michael and Nathan Yenzer, Zak, Jacob, Chance, Nicholas, and Taylor Kee,Samantha, Jacob, and Jenna Seibold, Kevin Murphy, Kayla Jones, and Madeline and Ellie Davis; a sister, Betty Lamberson of Bay, AR

  • And three nieces

  • Mr. Sheets was preceded by his wife of 68 years, Odessa Sheets; his parents, Ben and Dovie Sheets; Brothers, Earl, J.W. (Bud) and Bill Sheets; Sisters, Loretta Sheets, Essie Wagner, and Hattie Westmoreland.

    Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

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