Everett Sheets Sr.
1935 - 2021
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Everett Sheets Sr.

Everett Sheets Sr., age 85, passed away on January 7, 2021. He was born April 9, 1935 to his parents Willie and Elizabeth "Hylton" Sheets in Coalwood, West Virginia. Everett married his beloved wife, Nila in October of 1960 and treasured 59 years of marriage until her passing in 2019. He enjoyed his life's work as a truck driver for Roadway, retiring after 33 years of faithful service. He took pride in his 3 million safe driving miles and was honored by Roadway with his own semitruck, which displayed his name. He had a tremendous work-ethic which he instilled in his family. He saw the value of education and was incredibly proud of his children and grandchildren's academic achievements. He was an Honorable Past Master of the Scioto Masonic Lodge #6 and a member of the Shriners. Everett had remarkable intelligence, wit, and a sharp memory. Many would comment that he was a walking road-map, recalling routes across the United States with ease. He was known for being able to build or fix anything, from houses to cars. He not only worked on his own property but would never turn down someone needing help, whether it be his family, friends, or total strangers. His generosity and kindness was always evident and unmistakable. He loved people and thoroughly enjoyed his breakfasts with his buddies. He never met a stranger and was a skilled conversationalist. He always had a funny joke or story and could make everyone smile. Above all else, he loved serving strongly as the Patriarch of his family. He provided for his family unconditionally, was always their safety-net, and loved spending time with them. Anyone who met Everett immediately knew how proud he was of his family, as that was his favorite topic of discussion. He especially enjoyed watching his grandson, Evan, play baseball and was known to be his teams' biggest fan. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother, uncle, neighbor, and friend. Everett will be missed dearly by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Everett is preceded in death by his parents, wife Nila "Underwood" Sheets; and his son Steven Douglas Sheets. Left to mourn his passing are his children, Sylvia (John) McDonald and Glenn (Ida) Sheets Jr.; his grandchildren Trevor (Lauren) Sheets, Carrie (Jon) Mitchell, Everett Glenn Sheets lll, Victoria Sheets, Charles Sheets, Evan (Lauren) McDonald, Seth McDonald, and Abigail McDonald; 9 great-grandchildren; and his sisters Lou Harmon, Glenna Proffitt, Freda Gilkerson, and Betty Dingess.

Per his wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home. Due to COVID, the family has decided to have a memorial service for Everett at a later date. Although COVID took Everett's life too soon, his memory will live on through all those who loved him. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a condolence or personal memory with Everett's family.




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Published in Chillicothe Gazette from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2021.
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7 entries
January 12, 2021
My condolences to the family. Everett was a great friend of my dad, Bill Ankrom. Everett would come to dad's at any hour of the day or night and help fix whatever need fixed. His phone calls to dad were respites in dad's day. Prayers of comfort and peace.
Ty Ankrom
Friend
January 12, 2021
It was a pleasure knowing Everett. He will be missed

Rick and Nancy Blankenship
Rick and Nancy Blankenship
Friend
January 12, 2021
Evert was a good friend that was always there for me, either sharing stories, having breakfast, or lending me a helping hand. I will truly miss him. His family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
Bill Ankrom
Friend
January 11, 2021
I have so many great memories of Uncle Berk! He always had a great story to tell and a big hug to give me every time I saw him! He will truly be missed! Sending hugs and prayers to everyone! Love you Uncle Berk!!
Jennifer Powell
Family
January 11, 2021
Such a friendly neighbor!
We enjoyed living near him and seeing his smile plus a wave anytime he was out. We certainly will miss him.
Dallas and Pat McManes
Dallas and Pat
Neighbor
January 11, 2021
WAS A VERY FINE MAN AND A GREAT CO-WORKER
I AM SURE HE WILL BE DIRELY MISSED
Earl Fisher
Coworker
January 11, 2021
Love and prayers to the family
Jim and Susie Pyles
Coworker
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