Richard Lee Sheets

July 16, 2017

Richard Lee Sheets, 70, of Frankfort died July 16, 2017 at his home. Born June 27, 1947 in Lafayette, Indiana to the late Edward & Dorothy (Klooz) Sheets.  He was married to Vickie Goff and they later divorced.  Richard was a 1965 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School and a longtime Frankfort resident.  A veteran of the U.S. Navy Seabee’s he served in the construction Battalion from 1966-1970 during Vietnam and received 2 purple hearts. He was a postman for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 2005.  Richard was a member of the Frankfort VFW, American Legion, and the Eagles Lodge.  He enjoyed shooting guns, spending time at Hoops and loved to watch NASCAR.

Visitation and Services

Visiting will be 9-11 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with Military Honors at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

Survived by:

3 Daughters: Kristi (Aaron) Weaver of rural Kirklin, Carrie Sheets of Lebanon, and Ali Chambliss of Frankfort, 2 Brothers: Larry Heath of Cicero, Gene Sheets of Dayton, and 1 Granddaughter, Alyssa Strode his little “m & m”.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Janette Anno.


Leave your Condolences

5 Condolences for “Richard Lee Sheets”

  1. John Davis July 18, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I have known Dick since we were in grade school together, he was one year older than me. He and his brother Gene and family were our farm neighbors from around 1954 to around 1970. About 2 miles apart.

    In the years of around 1964 for a few years afterward Dick, Gary Bragg, Dave Gerald and I rode motorcycles together and were good friends. I kept up with Dick while he was away in the Navy and got together with him when he would come home on leave and after his service.

    I then moved around with my job from Ill, Iowa, IN etc. and now I have lived in the Nashville TN area since 1989. Over the years I would stop in and see Dick periodically. The last time was probably about 4 years ago. He invited me in to the garage for beers.

    I have always considered Dick one of my best friends. Rest in peace my friend.

    John Davis

  2. Eugene Sheets July 19, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Rest in peace my brother

  3. Gary Bragg July 19, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Dick was one of my best childhood friends, and I was married at his house. We ran around with him and Vickie when they were married. I considered him to be a close friend all my adult life and missed seeing him after I moved to Kokomo to be close to work. As his health started to fail I only got to see him when I would visit him in the hospitals or nursing home which was hard to witness but he always had a positive attitude. My life will not be the same with him being gone, but hopefully we’ll meet again one day and he, Dave and I can laugh at all the good times we had, RIP Good friend

  4. Lawrence W. Allen & Family Delphi, IN July 20, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Rest well my friend! It was such an honor to be friends growing up in school at Clinton Prairie and years later after we both were out of the service. So many great memories of you will live on through family and friends. You will surely be missed and remembered through all of us that venture on.

  5. Master Sergeant Downs September 18, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Day is done, gone the sun, from the lake, from the hill, from the sky. All is well. Safely rest. God is nigh. — “Taps”

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