Teddy Eugene Sheets

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Teddy Eugene Sheets, 67, of Crawfordsville died on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009.

He was born in the family home in Parkersburg on Feb. 14, 1941 to Arthur Edward Sheets and Clara Wanita Rollings Sheets. He lived in Parkersburg until August 2008. On March 20, 1961, he married Carolyn Sue Surber in Crawfordsville.

Mr. Sheets attended Russellville School. He worked for Raybestos in Crawfordsville, retiring after 40 years. He attended Crawfordsville First Church of the Nazarene and was baptized in Florida in 2004.

He enjoyed stock car racing in the early years of the 1960s and 70s, later having his own go-cart track with his many family and friends racing. After retiring, he spent winter months in Lorida, Fla., where he fished on Istokpoga Lake.

He is survived by his wife; daughter Carolyn "Carrie" Jones and husband Greg of Russellville; grandchildren Kris Tipton of Russellville, Jeremy Jones of Oklahoma, Josh Summers of Danville, Ky., Donna Hurst and husband James of Van Bibber Lake, Gary Sheets of Roachdale and Derrick Sheets of Greencastle; great-grandchildren Jazlyn Tipton of Waveland, Preston Philip Parks, Kaylee Hurst and Hannah Hurst of Van Bibber Lake; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, his sons, Gary D. and Phillip E. Sheets and brothers Robert "Bob" Bruce and Donald Sheets preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Powers and Priebe Funeral Home in Crawfordsville with Pastor Mike Uhl officiating. Cremation will follow the service with graveside services at a later date.

Calling will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.