John Truman Sheffield

August 31, 2015

John Truman Sheffield, 69, husband of Linda Witherspoon Sheffield, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at his home in Greenwood, SC.

He was born in McDavid on January 20, 1946, to Samuel Bernard Sheffield, Sr. and Florence Catherine Few Sheffield.

John graduated from Auburn University with a Mechanical Engineering Degree. He also received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of West Florida. He worked for Monsanto/Solutia for 35 years where he served in various leadership positions.

John was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greenwood, where he served as a deacon, was active on many church committees and was a member of the Bowers Sunday School Class. John volunteered his time toward various community mission projects. He was a Mason with the Cantonment Lodge in Florida. John also served as a Board Member and former Chairman on the Piedmont Technical College Foundation. In addition to being an avid hunter and golfer, he loved his Auburn football, but not nearly as much as his family. John was a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

In addition to his wife, John is survived by his son, Geddes Dowling Anderson, Jr. and wife, Marla, of Jacksonville; daughter, Nancy Catherine Sheffield Kleiner and husband, Jonas, of Charleston, SC; five grandchildren, Amelia Alma, Maryann Dowling, and Cora Nancy of Jacksonville and Lila Marin and Samuel Louis of Charleston, SC; sister, Carolyn S. Milligan and husband, Wayne, of Cantonment; and he also shared a special brotherly friendship with Charles H. Herndon, III.

Following a private burial, the memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, with Dr. Tony Hopkins officiating. The family received visitors directly after the service.


One Response to “John Truman Sheffield”

  1. Blackcat on September 1st, 2015 1:36 pm

    One if the best Blackcats……great football player…….great athlete all around…….very nice guy. I’m glad he had a happy life. Condolences to the family.

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