GREEN RIVER — Donnie went to be with the Lord on March 7, 2019.
Born on December 21, 1953 at the Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, California to William and Carlene Sheets, he moved all over the country while his dad was in the Navy.
He married Sherri Lee Glover on January 5, 1973 in Carson City, Nevada with a permission slip in hand from his mom (that’s a fun story!). They made their home in Green River, Wyoming for 33 years where they raised their children, Kristi and Rodger.
While they lived in Green River, Don was very active in the baseball community. He played fast pitch softball for the Coors team out of Rock Springs for many years.
After retiring from playing, he coached, umpired and served on the board. Baseball was his passion. His enthusiasm for baseball carried on in his own children, nieces, nephews, and grandchildrens’ lives. He visited as many baseball stadiums while he could!
Donnie was also very active in the community. For several years he and Sherri led the youth at Hilltop Baptist Church. He was also a Deacon at the church.
He served as a Union Steward for Allied Chemical and he was on the board for Wyochem Credit Union. He was also on the board for School District #2 in Green River.
He wanted the best for the children in the town and gave his all to make it happen. There was not a person around that didn’t benefit from his efforts.
In 2006, he and Sherri moved to Mississippi for work after he retired from General Chemical. Then later moved onto Houston, Texas. He was active in his church community at Humble Area 1st Baptist Church.
He enjoyed traveling, watching the grandkids play their sports, and spending all the time he could with his family. His laughter and smile were contagious. He was a fun person to be around every day of his life.
He is survived by his wife Sherri, daughter Kristi (Trent) Halford, grandson R. Chase Halford, granddaughter Dakota Halford, brothers Chuck (June) Sheets, Bobby (Shari) Sheets, sister LaNette (Dave) Glover, in laws Letha Glover, Dennis (Becky) Glover, Mona Cherry, Michael (Carol) Glover, several nieces and nephews and extended family.
He is proceeded in death by his son, D. Rodger Sheets II, and his parents.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 15, 2019. Viewing will be at Hilltop Baptist Church at 11:00 am, funeral at 1:00 p.m. Graveside services will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
Please join us for a celebration of Donnie’s life afterward at Hilltop Baptist Church.