Troy E. Sheets, age 85, of Pearcy, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018.
He was born on June 25, 1932, in Beaton, the last living child of Hermon M. Sheets and Lura Ida Allen Sheets. On April 21, 1956, he was married to Virginia Ann Tankersley who preceded him in death on October 27, 1992.
Troy was a United States Navy veteran, served in the Korean War and received the Korean War Service Medal. He attended the Philippi Church of Christ and retired from Reynolds Aluminum at Jones Mill after thirty-five years of service. Troy was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Glenwood Masonic Lodge #662, where he served as Worshipful Master, and was a member of three additional lodges, serving in this capacity. He also served as District Deputy Grand Master for the State of Arkansas, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Troy was an avid bee keeper, cattle farmer and very active in Hot Spring County political events. He enjoyed attending gospel singings and adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, Jay Sheets of Bonnerdale; his twin daughters and their husbands, Janice and Mike Farr and Jeanette and Tom Shepherd, all of Sheridan; six grandchildren, Adam and Michelle Allen, Shanna and Camron Hurst, Sam and Rachel Shepherd, Kolby Shepherd, J. P. Shepherd and Tyler Farr; six great-grandchildren, Rhys Allen, Lola Allen, Camden Hurst, Wriley Hurst, Cole Hurst and Sawyer Shepherd; his special cousin, Inez Runyan of Glenwood; three brothers-in-law, Roger Tankersley and George Hill, both of Pearcy and Royace Braziel of Hot Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Hot Springs, with Bro. Luke Henson and Bro. Mike Smith officiating. Military honors will be provided by the United States Navy Honors Team and masonic rites will be provided by the Glenwood Masonic Lodge #662.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Bismarck.
Pallbearers will be Adam Allen, Sam Shepherd, Kolby Shepherd, Tyler Farr, Camron Hurst, Roger Tankersley, Brad Braziel and Jason Braziel.
Honorary Pallbearers will be J. P. Shepherd, Dr. John Featherston, Dr. Kathy Liverett, Judge Chris Williams and the Sulphur Springs Masonic Lodge #100 in Amity.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, One Children’s Way, Slot 661, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.