Joseph (Joe) Sheets, 88, loving husband of Carolyn, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013, at his home place, with Carolyn at his side to comfort him.
Joe was born Nov. 1, 1924, the son of the late Ernest and Lulu (Dennis) Sheets.
He was also preceded in death by brother, Turney; and sister-in-law, Jean Sheets.
He is survived by loving wife, Carolyn (Allison) Sheets who he married on July 12, 1959; nephew, Max (Peggy); special nephew, Terry (Vickie) Sheets; special sister-in-laws, Ruth Goldsberry, Judy (Roger) Binkley; niece and nephew, Vickie and Chuck Stevens; special traveling buddies, Jim and Becky Dixon, also Bob and Judy Meenach; cousins, Adrian, Carrol (Jeannie) Liston; many nieces and nephews.
Joe graduated from Monroe School.
Right after graduation he joined the United States Marine Corps, serving 3 1/2 years at Guam, Marianas Islands. His military honors include Asiatic Pacific Bronze Medal Star, Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, China Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Expert Rifleman Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. After he was discharged from the Service, Joe enrolled at Wilmington College studying to become a doctor.
Joe was a member at The Five Points Methodist Church, Amvets Honor Guard Post 2256, member of the Circleville Leatherneck Marine Corps League Detachment 830, also member of The Mt. Sterling American Legion Post 417 and Monumental Association.
Joe's hobbies was doing art work and had painted several pictures, going to "The Indy 500," a fan of NASCAR, he and Carolyn has done quite a bit of traveling into other countries as well as The Good Old USA.
A Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 W. Main St., Mt. Sterling. Pastor Jim Ferrell will be officiating. The interment will follow in Mulhenburg Cemetery. The Circleville Amvets Post 2256 will perform a military service at the gravesite. Calling hours will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, at the funeral home with the Honor Guard giving a Military Service. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to time of funeral service.
Everyone is welcome to come to the Five Points Township House for refreshments following the graveside committal.
Online condolences to www.tiddfuneralservice.com.
Porter-Tidd Funeral Home - Mt. Sterling
331 West Main Street Mt. Sterling, OH 43143
Published in The Madison Press on May 28, 2013