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Tatum Michael Sheffield

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Tatum Michael Mike Sheffield, age 56, of Missouri City Texas, passed away in an accident on August 2nd 2013, in Woodville, Texas. Mike was born in Port Arthur, Texas, to Ovon and Rufus Roberts Sheffield, on July 28, 1957. He studied for his Bachelors of Science in Geology at Lamar University, and then earned his Master's Degree at the University of Texas El Paso. He was the beloved husband to his college love, Mary Dwyer Algermissen, and they married on June 20th 1981, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mike worked for Chevron/Texaco for over 30 years. He was known as a top-tier expert in the field of Geophysics with a number of published papers. His professional associations included the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Mike was the most loving caring father a family could know. Gentle, humble and self-sacrificing, he raised two boys into men. He not only taught his family how to live in the moments we are given, but how to truly love one another. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Rufus Roberts Sheffield; his mother, Ovon Tatum Sheffield; and his father-in-law, Col (Ret) Robert L. Algermissen. Mike is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Dwyer Sheffield; his two sons, Charles Rufus Sheffield of Missouri City, TX, and Michael Robert Sheffield of Fort Worth, TX; sisters, Rose Spector and her husband James of Vidor, TX, Frances Simpson of Nederland, TX, and Robyn Baker and her husband Kenneth of Mansfield, TX Pallbearers will be Charles Sheffield, Michael Sheffield, Kenneth Baker, Kristopher Baker, Barton Payne and (6th) Friends are invited to a visitation with the family from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, August 8, 2013, at The Settegast-Kopf Co. @ Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, August 9, 2013, at St. Laurence Catholic Church, 3100 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479, with the Rev. Drew Wood, officiating. The Rite of Committal will follow at 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 10, 2013, at Campground Cemetery, in Woodville, TX. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike's memory may be made to the University of Saint Thomas, 3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006.

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Aug. 7, 2013
Tatum Michael "Mike" Sheffield
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