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James Hugh Sheets

July 12, 1943 ~ December 16, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

James Sheets Obituary

James Hugh Sheets, a resident of Shawnee and former resident of Enid, Oklahoma, passed from his earthly home into heaven on December 16, 2023 in Shawnee at the age of 80 years old. James was born on July 12, 1943 in Tonkawa, Oklahoma to Troy Winton Sheets and Gladys Anna (Fischer) Sheets.

Following his education, James worked as a hair stylist for the Oklahoma Beauty Pageant for a number of Miss Oklahoma contestants and notably did the same for everyone's favorite clown "HoHo". James married Vickie E (Freeling) Sheets on April 2, 1965 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They remained happily married for 58 years until his death. James and Vickie lived together for 30 years in Enid, Oklahoma where they were members of the United Methodist Church of Enid. James was also a member of the Moose Lodge of Enid. While in Enid, James owned and operated 3 different trucking companies serving the oil industry including Northwest Services Trucking. He and his wife operated a switchboard operating business called BSW company. Later in life they moved to Shawnee, and James worked faithfully for Lowe's Home Improvement Center before his retirement.

James loved to fish, and to fly his airplane as frequently as possible. He was an avid Oklahoma University football fan. He also liked to bowl and play golf. Most of all, James was a loving son, brother, husband, grandfather, and great grandfather and he will be missed dearly by his family and the many people who knew and loved him.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Troy Winton Sheets and Gladys Anna Sheets; and by a sister, Troylene White.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie E Sheets of the home in Shawnee; by two daughters, Kim Marie Sheets of Shawnee and Julie Deighton and husband Patrick of Guthrie; by a son, Stacy Glenn Sheets and Lance Fisher, of California; and by two brothers, Rollie Sheets of Idaho and Terry Sheets of Ponca City; by five grandchildren, Christopher Mabary of Oklahoma City, Devin Mabary of Edmond, Tyler Mabary of Edmond, Brianna Mabary of Oklahoma City, and Dalton Sheets of Shawnee; 4 great grandchildren, Cayden Padilla, Lily Mabary, Hannah Tiger and Gunnar Tiger as well as Heaven Luna of Edmond; by a special cousin, Beverly Hagger of Enid; other extended family and many good friends.

Following cremation, a private memorial gathering will be held in Enid at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to McElyea & Owens Funeral Group of Shawnee.

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