Drum Funeral Home - Conover

509 First Ave South, Conover, NC


Grover Carter Sheldon

September 15, 1942January 11, 2020

Grover Carter Sheldon, age 77, of Hickory, NC, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at his residence in Hickory, NC. Born September 15, 1942 in Toano, VA, he was the son of the late Howard Gaylord Sheldon, Sr., and Ida Carter Sheldon.

Grover worked for his father’s business “Sheldon Lumber Company” in Toano, VA. The business was a landmark until 1995. At that time, he moved to North Carolina to continue his education. Grover retired from Commscope.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Wendy Sheldon

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Brenda Owensby Sheldon; daughters, Heather Ledford and Jennifer Atapovich; granddaughters, Cyndthia Leford Kaila Atapovich, and Krimson Atapovich; brothers, Howard G. Sheldon Jr. and wife, Joan, Robert A. Sheldon and wife, Lisa, Keith A. Sheldon and Steve R. Sheldon.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Drum Funeral Home Chapel in Conover, NC with Rev. Bob Dustman officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at St. Marks Lutheran Cemetery in Claremont.

The family will receive friends prior to the service at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to the Sheldon family at www.drumfh-conover.com

Memorials may be given to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142

The Sheldon family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, January 16, 2020


Grover Carter Sheldon

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Paul Reese

January 18, 2020

To the family of my best friend Grover Sheldon,
I share in your loss. I have many fond memories of the times
Grover and I shared. He was a conversationalist expert!
Rest in peace and blessed be the memories.
Paul Reese & family
Mantorville, Minnesota.

Victoria Rhodes-White

January 17, 2020

The Rhodes Family of Williamsburg, VA were saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend, Grover; and wish to send their condolences to Brenda, their children and his brothers, Howard, Robbie, Keith and Steve. Our families enjoyed a longtime friendship and even though Grover had moved to NC; whenever he was in the area he would make it a point to drop by for a visit. With the passing of all our parents, and our lives all going in different directions; our families have lost touch with one another, but Grover will remain forever in our hearts. Our deepest sympathy, Vikkie, Charlotte and John

Peggy Anderson Lupini

January 16, 2020

I graduated from James Blair High School with Grover in 1960. I was so very happy to have known him and have wonderful memories of what a special person he was. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to his family. He will be greatly missed.