Melvin L. Sheets, 86, of Frankfort, passed away March 7, 2019, unexpectedly at his home. He was born December 30, 1932 in Clinton County, Ind. to Alvie B. & Rickie (Kinderman) Sheets. He married Joyce Nipper in Plainfield, Ind. on June 22, 1957 and she preceded him in death on April 25, 2015.
Mr. Sheets attended Frankfort High School and was a lifelong Clinton County resident. He was owner/operator of The Coachlight Inn. He had formerly worked for the Nickle Plate Railroad. Mr. Sheets was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Elks Lodge, American Legion, and VFW.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. following the visitation at the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund or American Heart Association.
1 Son: Charles Derrick Sheets of Frankfort, Sister: Patricia Gochenour of Houston, Texas, 4 Grandchildren, Megan (Alex) Lee, Justin Sheets, Kaleigh Sheets and Olivia Sheets, 2 Great Grandchildren, Owen & Ellie Arion-Sheets
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Erin Sheets in July of 1994 and a son, Ricky Sheets in November of 2017.