Ezra James Sheets

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REEDSVILLE — Ezra James "Jim" Sheets, 76, of Reedsville, Ohio, entered into the gates of Heaven on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at Ohio Health O'Bleness Hospital.

Jim was the oldest child and first born son of Ezra and Frances Hall Sheets.

Jim graduated from Rutland High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving in the Vietnam War. From the Air Force, Jim entered and completed the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy, where he served 23 years protecting our citizens of Ohio. He then owned and operated Windleaves Transportation. He was also an equipment operator for various friends and family. Jim also served as Meigs County Commissioner for eight years. Jim loved farming and he loved his family.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Donald and David; and a sister, Sandra Sheets-Wriheman.

Jim was a loving father to his five children, Vicky (Gary) Bodey of Wellston, Ohio, James (Tabby) Sheets of Minersville, Ohio, Ben (Jennifer) Sheets of Middleport, Ohio, Melanie Sheets of Pomeroy, Ohio and Mark (Makayla Beechler) Sheets of Reedsville, Ohio. He is also survived by his sister, Delilan (Eddie) Ritchie; a brother, John (Lori) Sheets; sisters-in-law, Mary Sheets and Jean (Mac) Van Meter.

Jim was also a loving grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville, Ohio, with Pastor Larry Lemley officiating. Burial will follow in the Silver Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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White-Schwarzel Funeral Home
9 Fifth Street
Coolville, OH 45723
(740) 667-3110
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Published in The Daily Sentinel from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24, 2017
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