Frank David Sheffield
July 11, 1947 – June 24, 2020
Frank David Sheffield, age 72, of Garland, Texas, passed away on June 24, 2020. David was born in Dallas, Texas on July 11, 1947 to Arthur Sheffield and Helen Austin Sheffield. He was married to Theresa Sheffield on June 12, 1968 and they were married for 52 years.
David graduated from Bryan Adams High School. His career included working as a service technician at Sears.
He had a passion for fishing, golfing, camping, photography and most importantly his family.
David is survived by his wife, Theresa Sheffield; children, LaShawne Harrison and Ethan Sheffield; son-in-law, Johnny Harrison; grandchildren, Samantha, Haley and Chris Harrison, Meredith, Stone and McKenney Sheffield; sister, Linda Barnett.
Funeral Service will be held at 11am, July 1, 2020 at Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home, 10501 Garland Rd. Dallas, Texas. David will be buried in a private ceremony on July 2, 2020 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Sparkman-Crane.com for the Sheffield family.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Frank David Sheffield
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June 30, 2020
When I was going to be in the 6th grade my parents bought a house on Hillglen. After about a week in the new house, a young good looking boy rode up on his bicycle and said "Hi, I'm David, do you live here?" I said yes, and he asked if I had a bicycle and I said yes, and he asked if I wanted to take a ride, I said yes. Man what a ride!! We became best friends. He lived down the street and we spent many an hour talking, sharing our dreams, laughing, dancing. Just being young crazy kids in the 60's.
I can remember a group of us kids used to terrorize the grounds keeper at the Motley Mansion. I'm surprised non of us got shot. We would laugh for hours over the old man and Motley Mansion.
I missed him when he joined the Navy, but we still stayed in touch.
Through our adult life, we remained good friends, and still shared our dreams.
I will miss hearing his laugh and jokes. I know we will see each other one day, and we can continue to take that ride.
RIP my good friend.
June 29, 2020
I first became acquainted with David ( never knew his first name was Frank ) at the Sears Service Center in Garland back in the early 80’s . We worked on different items and never together. He was an outside tech and I worked inside. Before I realized it I found myself enjoying and being drawn to his laugh and big old grin. He just always seemed to have a crowd around him when he came in the building to check in each morning.
David had a knack for stories and was one of those souls you get lucky sometimes to meet in life !.. David was a Vietnam veteran with whom I had much respect for. God is surely sharing one of David’s big warm grins with him now ❗️
June 28, 2020
David was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, friend and patriot. If it was made of sticks and bricks, David could build it. If it was mechanical, David could make it new. When it came to his family, no hill was to high, no sacrifice to large and no burden to heavy.
David and I met when we were young service technicians beginning our careers at Sear Service Center in Garland. We both had just bought homes and had young children. We watched our parents age and our children become adults. We shared our successes and our failures. To his family and other friends, I am truly sorry for your loss.
Memories? I remember that 78 Ford truck he wore out hauling a camper to Arkansas and back. I remember David was always sharpening a knife. I remember us sharing a hot Miller High Life we found in the tool box on my truck. The Monkey Fist he made for me 40 years ago hangs in my office today. I never thought he could be prouder than he was when LaShawne and Johnny married in that intimate chapel by the house, or when Ethan went off to college.
But, then the grandchildren began to arrive. He always had new pictures to share.
I remember David and Bill coming to my home, during a very dark time in my life. They convinced me, tomorrow the Sun would still rise in the East, and the next day, and the next day.
Before cell phones, we had Motorola radios in our Sears trucks, we were radio dispatched. Sometimes, in the afternoon, the radio chatter would be interrupted with a Harmonica seranade . I can still hear him playing "The Streets of Larado".
Happy trails, ya "Old Hippy". Till we met again. Happy trails.
June 27, 2020
I first met David when I got on the USS Canberra in 1966. We were assigned to the 4th Division and became friends. We worked together on the first cruise. On the second cruise I got transfer Bos'n Division and Dave stay in 4th Division and became a 3rd Class Bos'n Mate but we still stay friends. On the 3rd cruise Dave was transfer to 1st Division and I stay in Bos'n Division. I left the Navy in 1969. I lost touch with him for a while. But then through VVA Locator which is magazine that helps Servicemen find other Servicemen that they service with. I found Don Mathews and David. We have kept in touch ever since. By Emails with jokes and other interesting things. God Bless You David. I'll miss you.
June 26, 2020
I met David back in September 1966 when I went aboard the USS Canberra in San Diego. We were both in 4th. Div. which was a deck div or Bos’n mates. We found out we both were from Texas so be bonded fast. The div LPO, BM-2 Prater was from Texas so we had it made... I moved on into a gunners mate job but was still right there in 4th divs area so we visited all the time. In Aug of 1968 I was transferred to a new job in the Navy and left the ship. After I got out and was back home, I made a trip to Dallas and met up with him and Theresa for supper and for the last 54 years, we have been great friends. Doing some fishing when we could and a hunting trip at a deer lease I was on for awhile. They opened up their home to me when I was in Dallas for my fourth and fifth back surgeries and was at the hospital checking up on me . He came to the rehab center many times as I learned how to basically walk again- he was and well always be my Navy Buddy.
Fair winds and a Following Sea BM-3 Frank David Sheffield .
PS: You and Ken try and behave yourselves now that you two are back together again!!!