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Herbert Sheets

December 20, 1921 December 5, 2018
Herbert Sheets
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Obituary for Herbert Sheets

Herbert Sheets of Oxford, PA passed away peacefully on December 5, 2018, just 15 days before his 97th birthday.

In 1951, he married Ola M. Hall Sheets with whom he shared 34 years of marriage. Ola passed away on April 3, 1985.

Born in Rugby, VA on December 20, 1921, he was the son of the late Charles and Malinda Weaver Sheets, where he lived until 1950.

He was a decorated veteran of World War II. Arriving at Normandy in June 1944 they fought from Omaha to the Elbe River, where his battalion stopped to meet up with the Russian Army. Fighting in Normandy, Southern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe, they were in combat for 201 consecutive days.

Herbert enjoyed hunting and was a passionate fisherman, often bringing home trophy sized fish. He was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles, and could tell you all the stats of both sports.

Over the last ten years, he often spoke about going to be with the Lord and was at peace with it. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

He is survived by his five daughters; Joyce (Charles) Wilson of Christiana, PA, Jalana Thomas of Lancaster, PA, Elizabeth (Richard) Gehrman of Wahoo, NE, Sara Stava of Quarryville, PA and Martha (Michael) Pell of Peach Bottom, PA; two sons, Jeffrey (Tamathe) Sheets and Benjamin (Joan) Sheets, both of Oxford, PA; fifteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two sisters, Faye Henderson of Marion, VA and Nell Farmer of Mouth of Wilson, VA; and one brother, Joe Sheets of Mouth of Wilson, VA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Malinda Sheets and nine siblings.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 86 Pine St., Oxford, PA where friends and family may visit from 10 – 11 am.

Interment with full military honors will be in Union Cemetery of Freemont, West Nottingham, PA.

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Honor Guard, American Legion Mason Dixon Post #194, 338 E. Main St., Rising Sun, MD 21911.

On-line condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.


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Service

Saturday

15

Dec

11:00 AM 12/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc.

86 Pine St.
Oxford, PA 19363

Visitation from 10 - 11 am

Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc.
86 Pine St. Oxford 19363 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Legion Mason Dixon Post #194 Honor Guard

338 E Main Street
Rising Sun, MD 21911
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