Buddy D. Sheets, 87, of Decatur passed away Thursday, October 29, 2020, at his residence. He was born November 10, 1932, in Portland to Don M. and Ethel C. (Wynn) Sheets. He was married June 27, 1953, to Wilma Joan Case.
He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from August 1954 to August 1956. He was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post #43, both in Decatur. He retired in December of 1994 from Central Soya with 43 years of service. Following his retirement, he worked at Universal Metalcraft for 20 years.
He loved sports especially IU basketball, Cubs baseball and Bears football. He especially enjoyed watching his grandkids sports...soccer, softball, wrestling and golf. He was quite the carpenter, doing things for all the family and friends too. He enjoyed playing golf with his wife, Joan, children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of Decatur; daughter, Christine J. (Michael) Cloud of Decatur; two sons, Jeffrey A. (Jennifer) Sheets; and David E. (Teresa) Sheets, both of Decatur; sister, Elizabeth McCullough of Decatur; two granddaughters, Tessa (Shane) Rekeweg; and Holly Sheets; three grandsons, John (Belem) Sheets; William (Rachel) Sheets; and Marc (Courtney) Sheets; and five great-grandchildren, Alexa and Yogi Rekeweg; Jaxon Evans; and Eva Nicole and Gabriel Sheets.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Catherine Crowl; and Betty Sheets; and four brothers, Robert Sheets; William Sheets; Richard Sheets; and Glenn Sheets.
Due to COVID-19, private family services will be held with burial at Decatur Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church or Adams County Community Foundation Cancer Fund.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.zwickjahn.com.