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Melvin L. Sheets Dec. 30, 1932 - March 7, 2019

Melvin L. Sheets, 86, of Frankfort, passed away March 7, 2019, unexpectedly at his home. He was born Dec. 30, 1932 in Clinton County to Alvie B. & Rickie (Kinderman) Sheets. He married Joyce Nipper in Plainfield on June 22, 1957, and she preceded him in death on April 25, 2015.

Mr. Sheets attended Frankfort High School and was a lifelong Clinton County resident. He was owner/operator of The Coachlight Inn. He had formerly worked for the Nickle Plate Railroad. Mr. Sheets was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Elks Lodge, American Legion and VFW.

He is survived by one son, Charles Derrick Sheets of Frankfort; one sister, Patricia Gochenour of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Megan (Alex) Lee, Justin Sheets, Kaleigh Sheets and Olivia Sheets; and two great-grandchildren, Owen & Ellie Arion-Sheets.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Erin Sheets in July of 1994, and a son, Ricky Sheets in November of 2017.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. following the visitation at the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund or American Heart Association. Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may share a personal message with the family.