Melvin L. Sheets

March 7, 2019

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.

Survived by:

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

Preceded by:

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.


Leave your Condolences

5 Condolences for “Melvin L. Sheets”

  1. Jenny Smith March 8, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Derrick I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers.

  2. Patricia Gochenour March 9, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Rest in peace dear brother, rest in peace. Your sister, Pat

  3. Toni Gunyon March 9, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Very sorry for your loss Derrick my heart goes out to you and your family.

  4. Mark & Leanna Sheets March 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Derrick, so sorry for your loss, we are thinking of you!!

  5. Deb Lysko March 10, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    So sorry for your loss Derrick. Your dad will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Lora (McKee) Esteb March 11, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Derrick, we are so sorry for your loss. We pray that you will find peace and comfort in your memories of your dad, mom and Rick. We think of you often. Stay strong.

    The McKee’s
    Joanne, Rowdy, Wendy, Joey and Lora

Please fill out this form to contact the staff of Goodwin Funeral Home. We will respond to your message as soon as possible.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Family Information Guide

Goodwin Funeral Home obituaries are created from information contained in the Family Information Guide.

The Family Information Guide is a no-cost service provided by Goodwin Funeral Home for families and individuals who wish to record their personal information during the funeral preplanning process.

Begin your Family Information Guide today. Learn more about preparing yourself and loved ones for difficult and emotional decisions in the future.

Start my Family Information Guide

Funeral Arrangement Planner

Begin planning a funeral with our simple funeral arrangement planner.

The funeral arrangement planner was created to help guide you through the basic steps of planning a funeral. You may send your funeral plans to our office with any questions you may have about the funeral planning process.

Funeral Arrangement Planner