P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Wiley Wayne Sheets
December 30, 1952 - April 7, 2024

Wiley Wayne Sheets

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Wiley Wayne Sheets, born December 30, 1952, to the late Charles Wiley Sheets and Nettie (Farrah)Sheets of
Wilmar, Arkansas who preceded him in death. Two brothers also preceded him in death, Charles Edward Sheets, Tommy Clint Sheets, and nephew Kedrick (Ked) Trotter.
Wayne graduated from Wilmar High in 1971 and continued his education at the University of Arkansas-Monticello with a bachelor's degree. He began his professional career with the U.S. Army where he deployed four times (Desert Storm, Honduras-2, Kuwait). He served 28 years of total service. Over the span of his professional career, one of his most cherished memories was giving back to his community by returning to his alma mater to serve as a teacher, mentor, coach, and bus driver. One of his lifelong dreams was to drive heavy-wheel vehicles across the United States until his final retirement in 2023.
In the final years of his life, he reconnected with his high school sweetheart, Mary K. Ellis. They were united in holy matrimony on August 2, 2019. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle. Wayne was a proud Army veteran who loved his family and had many hobbies such as sports and especially GRILLING.
He leaves to cherish his memories of his loving and dedicated wife Mary K. Sheets of Warren, Arkansas. His nine children, ToMeka Johnson-Nunn of Washington, D.C., Nikia (Karlos) Sheets-James of Fort Worth, Texas, Felicia (Brandon) Sheets-Fails of Detroit, Michigan, Nolan Sheets of Alma, Arkansas, Talayia (Greg)Johnson of Benton, Arkansas, Marcus Phillips of Warren, Arkansas, Karen (Derrick) Phillips-Jones of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Torey (Janelle) Phillips of Jackson, Mississippi, and Damien (La'Mia) Clark, Detroit, Michigan; 23 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by six siblings, Alberta (Donald) Flentroy of Crossett, Arkansas, Cal(Linda) Sheets, Otha Lou Sheets, Laura Sheets, Katie (Kenneth) Trotter, Nanette (Graylin) Wilson all from Wilmar, Arkansas, Debbie (Johnny) Dukes of Indiana, Indianapolis, Brenda Edwards of Dalton, Illinois, Gregory (Veronica) Ellis, Dwight (Gayle) Ellis all from Warren, Arkansas, and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends. Let us not forget his loving pets, Bo and Duke.
Homegoing celebrations will be on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. in the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Wilmar at Turner Hill Cemetery. You can sign Wiley's guestbook here on his page.

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Funeral Service
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
11:00 a.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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Wilmar (Turner Hill) Cemetery
12th St.
Wilmar, AR  71675
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  1. Earl L Tolefree
    It was a privilege and an honor knowing you for the short period of time that I knew you. I appreciate the times we had together. You will be missed dearly. Rest in love, my friend.
  2. Brenda Norsworthy
    To the Sheets family I send prayers and condolences. I know Wiley will be missed by all of you. I send loads of hugs and much love to each of you.
  3. Patricia Ellis and Family
    To my Sister Mary and Family...you have my deepest sympathy...May the Good Lord Wrap His Loving Arms Around You at This Time and The Days Ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏽🙏🏽
  4. Beverly Railey
    Condolences to the family and friends, you will truly be missed, rest easy my friend
  5. Sharon London-Payne
    I had the pleasure of meeting Mr and Mrs Sheets during his visits to JRMC. I was enjoyed taking care of him. We would always have a laugh about his fast ride from Warren. Of course, Mrs Sheets was always the driver. I will never forget them
  6. Tracey Myers
    Nikia, my prayers of strength and comfort are with you and your family during this time. Hold on to the precious memories!


    Tracey Myers
  7. Crystal Herring Barnett
    My deepest condolences!!! Willey Wayne was such a good guy in school ! Ran into him at Walmart a few years ago . Always respectful to his teachers , but to his classmates also !! RIP
  8. Sallie calbert
    Wayne my friend going to miss that widespread of joy always wore a smile going to miss your hugs and kisses. Love always Sallie
  9. Janice Sanders
    My Deepest Sympathy, Loving Thoughts and Prayers Are With You.
  10. Randy Hicks
    Sincere condolences to the Sheets family. May we always remember Wayne’s vibrant smile, kind heart and his gentle disposition. Rest in peace my brother.
  11. Melanie Rawls
    May you find comfort in the fond memories you have of Wayne. Prayers to this family
  12. Rev Dr Neich Robinson
    With deepest sympathies to the Sheet family… May God’s Holy Spirit comfort you all in this time of bereavement
  13. Mary Gonder Caldwell
    I offer my sincere condolences to the Sheets' family. Wiley your struggles were great. You handled them with faith and strength. Your presence will leave a great vacancy in our hearts and lives. May you enjoy your rest in God's loving arms.

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