Eugene Edward Sheffield of Micanopy, Florida went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, December 1, 2012. He will be greatly missed. He was loved more than words can describe.

Gene was born on June 22, 1941 in Gulf Hammock, Florida. He graduated from Suwannee High School after which he joined the United States Air Force. After retiring from a California power company, he earned several college degrees. Then he went to work overseas, working in many foreign countries including Iraq, Indonesia, and Kuwait.

Survivors include his two sons, David and John (Wife, Erin), 5 grandchildren, Amanda, Danika, Joey, Haylie, and Kyleigh, a nephew, three nieces, grand nieces, grand nephews and great grand nieces.

He is preceded in death by his father, William Ernie Sheffield, mother, Lula Lee, and two brothers, William Sheffield and Charles Sheffield.

The memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Waldo.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2012