A native and resident of St. Amant, he passed away at his home surrounded by his family and friends on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. He was 79 and a retired Instrumentation Supervisor with BASF. He was also a veteran of the Korean War having served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Ascension Parish School Board for 18 years, Knights of Columbus Third Degree, and the VFW. He enjoyed traveling, restoring his John Deere tractor, and sharing memories with family and friends. Visiting will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Amant on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 9 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. Entombment to follow in the church mausoleum. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Roberta Reine Sheets; three daughters, Cindy Sheets Richard and husband, Roc, Wanda Sheets LeBlanc and husband Dennis, and Robin Sheets Anderson and husband, Tim; a son, Ricky Joseph Sheets and wife Beth; six grandchildren, Jordan Shirley (Katy), Rachel Mitchell, Kelli Mire (Dean), Jessica Hodgkins (Ryan), Lindsay Jarreau (Joey), and Cody Anderson; four step grandchildren, Megan Shirley, Mary Feagans (Jake), Gerard LeBlanc and Allison LeBlanc; five great grandchildren, Easton Jarreau, Demi Jarreau, Brody Mire, Harlee Mire and Colt Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his parents, Whitney and Camelia Sheets, and a sister, June Morgan. Pallbearers will be Jordan Shirley, Cody Anderson, Dean Mire, Joey Jarreau, Ryan Hodgkins, and Todd Morgan. Honorary pallbearers will be Jared Mitchell and Harold Sheets. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 44450 Hwy 429, St. Amant, LA 70774. Please offer your condolences to the family at www.oursofh.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2013