Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors

5400 Bell Avenue, Amarillo, TX


Keith Edwin Sheets

April 8, 1947October 2, 2019

Keith Edwin Sheets, 72, of Amarillo was called home by the Lord on Wednesday, October 02, 2019.

Mr. Sheets will lie in state on Sunday, October 06, 2019 from 12pm to 5pm in the Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Director’s Pioneer Chapel, located at 5400 Bell Avenue in Amarillo. A celebration of Keith’s life will be held on Monday, October 07, 2019 at 10am in the Comanche Trail Church of Christ, located at 2700 SE 34th in Amarillo with David Pounds presiding. A graveside service will follow at 2pm in the Texline Cemetery in Texline, Texas.

Keith was born in Clayton, New Mexico on April 8, 1947 to Wesley and Elsie(Cornelsen) Sheets. The oldest of four children, Keith entered the Navy and served 22 years, from 1966 to 1988, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer, 4th Class. He was at the forefront of satellite communications across the globe. His tours included Vietnam, Rhota Spain, and various ship-based battle groups until his retirement in Washington D.C. An avid sportsman, he loved his family and always exercised his creativity and service in woodworking and outdoor grilling. He was very active and beloved with the Comanche Trail Church of Christ.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents Wesley and Elsie, and sister Janyce Wood. Those left to cherish his memory are his spouse Debra J. Sheets, sons Brent Sheets and Keith “JR” Sheets Jr., daughter Kelli Bigham; grandchildren Josh, Caleb, Samantha, Skyler, Gideon, Naomi, Rachel, and Simon, and great grandchildren Sophia, and Rylie Jane. He also leaves behind his sisters Janyt May, and Kathleen Sheets; as well as many beloved family and dear friends.


  • Brent Sheets
  • JR Sheets
  • Nick McDonald
  • Mike King
  • Bill Woods and all of Keith's beloved friends, Honorary Bearer


  • Visitation Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 7, 2019


Keith Edwin Sheets

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Bill Wood

October 13, 2019

Sixty three years of memories. Had some good times, and shared a lot together since 1956. May God hold you close, old friend.

Randy Sheets

October 9, 2019

Janyt, Kathleen and all of Keith's kids and grandkids:
So sorry to hear of Keith's sudden passing. So proud of his service to his country and his example of serving the Lord. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We will cherish the memories of our growing up together.

Randy Sheets

Gary Reeves

October 6, 2019

Certainly sorry to hear of Keith's passing. Condolences to Keith's family and especially Janyt, that I graduated from high school with. Really enjoyed visiting with Keith at the school reunion in '18 and '19 . Had not seen him since his graduation in 1965. May God bless and comfort you in the coming days.

Gary Reeves

polly avent

October 5, 2019

Dear Kim and Brent,
Just want you to know I share the loss of Keith as I got to know him as he always came early to play dominos and would help get whatever I needed done . Sometimes we could visit one on one. I am blessed to have had that time with him. We went way back as his aunt Wilma and I knew each other in college. I loved him as a Christian brother and friend. He was so proud to have you with him in Amarillo. I was happy for him. I’m sorry I cannot be there for you but you will be in my heart and mind during this sad time.
Love you,

Dale Ried

October 5, 2019

I am very proud to call Keith my friend. He was a great man who served his country with pride. Thank you to Keith and all of the men and women who have kept us safe and free throughout the years. May God bless the family.

Beverly Mayes

October 5, 2019

Keith was my second cousin. I remember as a young child going to Texline and we would help churn ice cream by sitting on the churn while Wesley and my dad would turn the hand crank. My love and prayers are with all of you.

Carolyn Fry

October 5, 2019

I so appreciated Keith's love for the beautiful sunrises he would share on Facebook.