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Richard Cordell Sheffield, 85, of Temple Hill, formerly of Monroe County, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, at NHC in Glasgow, surrounded by his loving family, after a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 25, 1931, in Monroe County, to the late Arthur Melvin Sheffield and Maud Goad Sheffield.
He was united in marriage on Jan. 28, 1956, to Clorene Adams Sheffield, who preceded him in death on June 30, 2013.
He was a retired carpenter and farmer. He enjoyed playing his guitar and playing pool at Lera B. Mitchell Clubhouse. He was saved in 1949 at Poplar Log Baptist Church in Tompkinsville, was baptized and joined Gamaliel Baptist Church in 1974. He later moved his membership to Dover Missionary Baptist Church at Etoile where he had been a faithful member for 12 years.
He is survived by four daughters, Betty Hurt, of Glasgow, Connie Hart and husband, Odell, of Temple Hill, Bonnie Sheffield, of Glasgow, Della Wood and husband, Gregg, of Glasgow; one sister, Alta Abston, of Glasgow; one sister-in-law, Kathleen Sheffield Guffey, of Tompkinsville; five grandchildren: Ricky Wright, Brad Wright and wife, Tabitha; April Pedigo, Ashley Hart and Jessica Tooley Pruitt; seven great-grandchildren: Braylin Wright, Jaxson Wright, Logan Wright, Shannon Lile, Ben Lile, Trinity Pruitt and Judy Starr Pruitt.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Carl Sheffield; and one sister, Polly Genell Smith.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with burial to follow in Poplar Log Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville.
Memorials are suggested to Dover Missionary Baptist Church.
Published on July 18, 2017
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