James Littleton Sheffield, Sr.

James Littleton Sheffield, Sr.

Waverly, VA
06.21.1925 - 09.26.2017
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James Littleton Sheffield, Sr., 92, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born June 21, 1925, he was the son of the late Otis and Gracie Harrup Sheffield. James was a lifetime member and deacon of Waverly Congregational Christian Church. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from Prince George Electric after 43 years of employment. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers George, Cleveland, and Richard Sheffield.


Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 69 years, Nellie Harris Sheffield; his sons, James Littleton Sheffield, Jr. (Robin), and Gary Wayne Sheffield; grandchildren, Amy Stanley (Jeff), Shasta Truett (Isaac), and Joshua Sheffield (Megan); great-grandchildren, Greydon Stanley, Wesley Truett, and Benjamin Truett; brother, Arthur Sheffield; sisters, Audrey Morris and Marie Jones, and numerous nieces and nephews.


A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, September 29, 2017 at R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel with Rev. Charles Willman, II officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Waverly Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to, Waverly Congregational Christian Church, P.O. Box 636, Waverly, VA 23890. Condolences may be posted at RWBakerFH.com.

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R.W. Baker & Co. funeral Home
11414 General Mahone Hwy.
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States

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Waverly Cemetery
Spring Branch Road
Waverly, VA 23890
United States


My love, thoughts and prayers are with this dear family. Jamie was a special man and it was always a joy to be with him and Nellie. I so wish I could be there to support you at this time, but health conditions won't allow me to do that.

Carolyn Harrup

Dearest Nellie & Family, We have all of you in our thoughts and prayers. We love you and so does Anna and Babb. We loved James and so did Anna and Babb. He was always so kind and loving. It is our hope you find much comfort from The Promises of Faith!!! Sincerely & with love, Glenn & Sarah

Glenn Rawlings

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