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Louis O. "Lent" Sheffield

July 3, 1942 ~ June 7, 2019 (age 76)

Mr. Louis O. "Lent" Sheffield, 76 of Blackshear, passed away Friday morning, June 7, 2019 at Harborview Satilla.

Born in Waycross, GA on July 3, 1942, he had lived in Flatwoods, KY for several years before returning to Pierce County in 1992. Mr. Sheffield retired from CSX Transportation where he had been a welder. He decided to go back to work for Trinity Rails from which he also retired. He loved all animals, especially his chickens and dogs, and enjoyed gardening. He was an Atlanta Braves fan and a big Georgia Bulldog fan. Mr. Sheffield was of the Baptist faith and will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

He was a son of the late Lewis Green & Lessie Lenora Hubbard Sheffield. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Juliette Williams Sheffield; a son, Gary Godwin; two grandchildren, Ricky "Little Ricky" Sheffield, Jr. and Mandy Dempsey; and his sister, Shirley Crawford.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie & William Peacock of Blackshear; his son and daughter-in-law, Ricky & Angela Sheffield of Blackshear; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Danny & Lynn Sheffield of Blackshear and Benjy & Patsy Sheffield of Hahira; 7 grandchildren, Niki Peacock, Lindsay & Harrison Carter, Will & Michelle Peacock, Austin Bryan, Heather & James Dixon, Ciara & Tim Varnadore, and Seth & Nigeria Bryan; 12 great grandchildren, Hunter Williams, Eli Dixon, Audrey Varnadore, Jackson Peacock, Brystol Dixon, Evvie Varnadore, Riley Ruis, Emily Bryan, Charlotte Varnadore, Khiri Bryan, Natalie Varnadore, and Katie Dempsey; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Sheffield will be held Monday morning, June 10, 2019, at 10 o'clock from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Interment will be in the Kettle Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation
Sunday, June 9, 2019
6:00 PM 6/9/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/9/2019 8:00:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home

PO Box 375
659 Main Street
Blackshear, GA 31516

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home
PO Box 375 Blackshear 31516 GA
United States
Service
Monday, June 10, 2019
10:00 AM 6/10/2019 10:00:00 AM
Pearson-Dial Chapel

659 Main Street
PO Box 375
Blackshear, GA 31516

Pearson-Dial Chapel
659 Main Street Blackshear 31516 GA
United States
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