James HowellStaff Writerjhowell@heartlandpublications.com
October 3, 2012
Roger Carl Sheets of West Jefferson passed away Friday afternoon, Sept. 28, 2012, at Ashe Memorial Hospital. He was 88.
Mr. Sheets was born in Ashe County on Thursday, June 26, 1924, to the late Arthur and Austa Farrington Sheets.
He was also a Baptist minister. Everyone who knew Roger knew he had a passion for music and shared with everyone.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Roxie Miller Sheets on July 8, 2006; three sisters, Hallie Sheets, Zell Suite and Clara Bowlin; and two brothers, Bain Sheets and Gwyn Sheets.
Mr. Sheets is survived by two daughters, Robin Sexton and husband, Greg, of West Jefferson and Melissa Barr and husband, Rusty, of West Jefferson; five grandchildren Andrew Sexton, Matthew Sexton, Thomas Sexton, Avery Barr and Olivia Barr; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at Glendale Springs Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Lloyd Day, Rev. Will Heyward and Rev. Jim Hoffman officiating. Burial followed in the George Miller Cemetery.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the George Miller Cemetery Fund, C/O Billy Miller, 636 Glendale School Road, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
You may give the family your condolences at our website www.boonefuneralhome.com.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.