Obituary: Rev. Eugene “Gene” SheffieldOct 9th, 2013 | By Submitted | Category: Front Page, Obituaries
The Rev. Eugene Davis “Gene” Sheffield, 78, of Norman Park, Ga., died Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at his home.
Gravesite rites were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Deep Bottom Cemetery in Norman Park, Ga., with the Rev. Mira Lewis Barrett and the Rev. Al Lewis officiating.
Born May 30, 1935 in Madison, he was the late of the late Lewis Glosson Sheffield and Alex Gaston Sheffield. He was a retired Methodist minister and pastored several churches in South Georgia, including Tyson Memorial and Doerun United Methodist Churches. After retiring, he served Norman Park/Kimball United Methodist Churches. “To know him was to love him,” his family remembered.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Sheffield and Steve Sheffield; and two sisters, Clara Barrett and Alma Browning.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Sue Sinclair Sheffield of Norman Park, Ga.; two sons, Lewis Glosson Sheffield of Madison, Wisc., and Kenny Sheffield and wife, Kim, of Norman Park, Ga.; one sister, Ruth S. Herndon of Pinetta; a brother-in-law, Hinton Sinclair and wife, Cheryl, of Norman Park, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family may be contacted at the residence.
Cobb Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.