Gordon W. Sheets
Gordon W. Sheets, 74, Johnson City, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, following complications of a lengthy battle with Diabetes.
Gordon was a native of Johnson City, where he resided most of his life. He was a son of the late Roy Albert and Hazel Bernice Cox Sheets.
Gordon was an entrepreneur and well-known, local businessman. He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church.
Gordon was a U.S. Army veteran, a member and Commander of AMVETS Post #5, Bristol.
In 2013, he received the Bobby Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award from Golden Gloves Boxing for his dedication to local boxing.
Gordon loved watching and coaching baseball, singing Karaoke, and in his younger days, gambling, especially poker and dice.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, a brother, Lynn Sheets, his sister, Nina Brown; and his first wife, Lynda Horne.
Gordon is survived by four children, Pamela Sheets, Elizabethton, Michael Sheets and wife Chandra, Boones Creek, Erica Wells and husband William, Piney Flats, and Craig Sheets and wife Christin, Johnson City; one step-daughter, Kristie Hartman, Knoxville; three brothers, Jerry Sheets and Gary Sheets, both of Johnson City, and Rick Sheets and wife Brenda, Bristol; seven grandchildren, Dylan Sheets, Johnson City, Casey Sheets, Kingsport, Austin Sheets, Johnson City, Prince Penick, Piney Flats, Alycia, Ceirra and Nate Hartman, all of Knoxville; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Mr. Sheets will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, August 1, from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Trott and Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff officiating. The family will receive friends Friday prior to the service from 6 to 8 p.m. in the East Parlor of the funeral home. The graveside committal service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Monte Vista Memorial Park with military honors being accorded by the Boone Dam VFW Post #4933 and members of the Tennessee Army National Guard. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those planning to attend are requested to meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m. Saturday to proceed to the cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 928-6111, is serving the Sheets family.