January 11, 1932 ~ March 29, 2007
LINDEN Service for Howard "Blackie" W. Sheffield, 75, of Linden will be Sunday, April 1, 2007 at 2:30 PM at First Baptist Church of Linden with Bro. Jackie Stanfield and Bro. Charles Russell officiating. Burial will be in the Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 31, 2007 from 6 to 8 PM. Mr. Sheffield was born January 11, 1932 in Linden and passed away Thursday, March 29, 2007 at his home. On January 20, 1952 he married Bertha Carroll in Linden. He was an industrial electrician having worked for Lone Star Steel Co. and Friedman Industries; he also owned several businesses in the area; was an avid bass fisherman; loved to play dominos; was a member of the Linden High School Class of '49 and a member of First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Sheffield of Linden; a son, Bill Sheffield, of Linden; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Buddy Erwin and Donna and Brian Hays, all of Linden; one brother and sisterin-law, Robert and Debbie Sheffield of Linden; two sisters and one brotherin-law, Myra and Bob Daniel of Rockdale and Joyce Hampton of Naples; a sisterin-law, Peggy Sheffield of Linden. Grandchildren and their spouses include Shayne Erwin, Tracie and Kyle Bynum, and Ashley Sheffield all of Linden; Clint and Jamie Hays of Palestine; Krista Hays of San Marcos; Angie and Chad Perry of Little Rock, AR; and an uncle, Rutland Morriss of Myra, La. Also, four great grandchildren, Chase and Cade Bynum; Mason Lott; and Caylee Perry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herchel and Buelah Morriss Sheffield and a brother, E. H. Sheffield.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr. Blackie will be missed.
I'm very sorry we couldn't come by to visit. We are going to be away for the week-end. Howard was a dear friend and fellow fisherman who was known for his integrity and friendliness. I know that he is with the Lord and we can know that we will see each other again. Our prayers are with you,Bertha,and the rest of the family. Prayerfully, Sam and Lee Ann Hamilton.
Bill, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow…Wayne
MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU, AND COMFORT YOU,IN THE LOSS OF A HUSBAND, BROTHER, AND FATHER.DONNA, I WAS IN THE SAME CLASS AS YOU, AT LINDEN KILDARE. I AM SO SORRY THAT YOU HAVE LOST YOUR FATHER.
To The Sheffield Family:We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.We would have been at the visitation but Janet's dad is in ICU at Wadley Hospital.Jimmy and Janet PonderLucas and Reagan PonderLevi Ponder and Elizabeth Shoptaw
I'm so sorry for loss of Mr. Sheffield. My prayers are with you through this time of mourning.
I WILL NEVER FORGET THE EVENING THAT I WITNESSED TO "BLACKIE" ABOUT THE LORD AND HE TRUSTED CHRIST AS HIS SAVIOUR.