OBITUARY

Wayne Sheffield

September 30, 1937February 5, 2019
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Philip Wayne Sheffield, 81, of Brunswick, died peacefully Tuesday, February 5, 2019 after an extended illness, at Hospice of the Golden Isles while surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, P.L. Sheffield and Sue Sheffield Drawdy. He is survived by his wife Sara; daughter Susan of St. Simons Island; son Philip and his wife Ellen of Jacksonville, FL; stepdaughter Heidi Hood and her husband Doug of Brunswick; stepdaughter Heather Carls and her husband Patrick, of Missoula, MT; brother Gary and his wife Peggy; the mother of his children, Pegge “Pokey” Sheffield of St. Simons Island; his grandchildren Philip Sheffield III, Daniel Sheffield, Patrick Sheffield; Olivia and Cooper Hood; and Vivian and Sadie Carls; and several beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He graduated from Albany High School in 1955 and received a BBA from the University of Georgia in 1959. Upon his graduation, he enlisted in the Georgia Air National Guard. After completing basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, he went to work at Sheffield Distributing Company. Following the death of his father, he held the distinction of becoming the youngest Anheuser-Busch wholesaler in the country. He was later joined in the business by his brother. He was founder and co-owner of Montana Burgers, Inc., a franchisee of Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

He was a member of Christ Church Frederica; a past member of the St. Simons Jaycees and the Brunswick Elks Club; and was a long-time member and past president of the Brunswick Country Club. He has sat on the board of directors of the Georgia Beer Wholesalers Association; and was also a past Board Member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia.

He was an avid golfer, having played some of the finest courses in the world. He was also a long-time supporter and fan of the Georgia Bulldogs. He enjoyed boating and playing golf at his summer home on Flathead Lake in Montana.

Honorary pallbearers will be SJ “Sonny” Sheffield, Charles Foster, Brinson Phillips, Joseph Spikes, Hal Sullivan, Arthur Walters, Earl Benson, and Richard Friedman.

The family would like to thank the Critical Care Unit of Southeast Georgia Health System and the Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL; Dr. Michael Butler; Dr. Thomas Tucker; and Dr. John Daniels.

Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Christ Church, St. Simons Island.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Hospice of the Golden Isles and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia are greatly appreciated.

He was a Damn Good Dawg

  • FAMILY

  • P.L. Sheffield, Father
  • Sue Sheffield Drawdy, Mother
  • Sara Sheffield, Wife
  • Susan Sheffield, Daughter
  • Philip (Ellen) Sheffield, Son
  • Heidi (Doug) Hood, Stepdaughter
  • Heather (Patrick) Carls, Stepdaughter
  • Gary (Peggy) Sheffield, Brother
  • Pegge "Pokey" Sheffield, Mother of his children
  • Philip Sheffield III, Grandchild
  • Daniel Sheffield, Grandchild
  • Patrick Sheffield, Grandchild
  • Olivia Hood, Grandchild
  • Cooper Hood, Grandchild
  • Vivian Carls, Grandchild
  • Sadie Carls, Grandchild
  • Wayne Sheffield is also survived by several beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • SJ "Sonny" Sheffield, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Charles Foster, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brinson Phillips, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joseph Spikes, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Hal Sullivan, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Arthur Walters, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Earl Benson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Richard Friedman, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Wayne Sheffield

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Bob Sivret

February 12, 2019

My wife and I would like to send our condolences to Wayne's family. We had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Wayne, although briefly, at our daughter Katie's wedding to Jeff Wood in Big Fork in 2006. He was a most outgoing and and friendly gentleman.

Bob and Linda Sivret
Randolph Center, Vermont

sandy autry

February 9, 2019

R.I.P. Mr Wayne.....You and my Dad worked togather 48 yrs.....The Bud men as I called yall ….Never Forget all the fun Times as a lil girl over at yall's house...Up there with my daddy now....

Mary Younce

February 8, 2019

Dear family,
Our deepest sympathy, You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Wiley and Mary Younce and family

John Stevens

February 7, 2019

I am sorry to hear of Wayne's passing! I knew him as a neighbor and a friend growing up in Brunswick! His Mother, Sue, was a good friend to my Mother and I during those years! My prayers are with his family!

Melissa and Rusty Ferrell

February 7, 2019

So many Memories of Wayne and the 20 years I worked for him at Sheffield Distributing Company . Wayne was a caring Boss that was always willing to listen and help if he could . I will miss him dearly and we will be keeping the Sheffield Family in our prayers in the coming days ❤️🙏🏻

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