Greenoaks Funeral Home & Greenoaks Memorial Park

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John Roland Sheets

May 13, 1925March 21, 2020

John “Roland” Sheets, a native of St. Amant and resident of Baton Rouge passed away at his home on March 21, 2020 at the age of 94. He is survived by his daughter, Janice Sheets Allen and husband Don; favorite granddaughter, Kristy Allen Poynor and husband Mickey; two grandsons, Jacob Allen and wife Kimberly, Stefen Sheets and wife Melissa. He also has five great- grandchildren, Caleb and Addye Poynor, Cole Allen, and Liam and Sawyer Sheets. He is also survived by his fiancé, Mary Scallan and his sister, Joy Soileau. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Chaney Sheets, son Malcolm “David” Sheets; parents Jacob and Addie Little Sheets and 10 brothers and sisters. Roland was born on May 13, 1925. He graduated from St. Amant High School and joined the United States Army, where he served state-side during World War II. After working at Gulf States Utilities, he owner and operated Action Appliance Parts. Roland was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time at his camp. He enjoyed “tinkering” in his shop and could always be found inventing a new gadget. He was a former member of St. Louis King of France Catholic Church and is now a member at St. Thomas More. Regretfully, due to the present public health circumstances, a private service will be held for the immediate family only at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11441 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70815


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Darryl Andrews

March 24, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. He was one of the nicest and kindest persons I’ve ever known, as was your mom. I always enjoyed talking with him in person or on the phone and hearing or seeing the newest thing that he was tinkering with or designing. You and Dave were truly blessed to have two of the best parents that a child could wish to have. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Darryl Andrews
Livingston, LA

Ann Tilghman

March 23, 2020

Mr. John Roland Sheets has lived a long and full life, but still the losing of him is very hard to deal with. It is so important to cherish the many happy memories that your family has shared together. May God sustain you at this time of such great loss. We don't know what to say. We can't understand exactly how you feel, but God does and will keep raising you up. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return your dear one to you. Lets look for some soothing words that will help comfort your bereaved family. One reads like this. " He will swallow up death forever. And the Sovereign Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces." Isaiah 25:8