Tracey L. Sheets

Published 12:50 pm Monday, February 20, 2023

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Mr. Tracey L. Sheets, 54, of Mocksville, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2023 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home with his wife of 32 years by his side.

He was born June 13, 1968 in Forsyth County to Richard and Patsy Ellis Sheets. Tracey was a born-again Christian and lifelong member of Green Meadows Baptist Church. He enjoyed his farm with just about every animal you could imagine. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish and enjoyed all of what wildlife had to offer. He loved his family, and enjoyed teaching his children how to provide for their family. Tracey was a machinist at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Mold plant in Statesville for 27+  years.   He battled with multiple sclerosis and was later diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Undergoing aggressive chemo, radiation and extreme surgery his cancer returned in a few months. Beating all odds, he was given 12-18 months survival and surpassed it greatly. He fought very aggressively for 3 years with both diagnoses. He will be greatly missed by both his family and friends.

Tracey is preceded in death by a son, Gavin Lynn Sheets, and his twin brother, Stacey Lee Sheets.

He is survived by: his wife, Loretta Bowles Sheets; 3 sons, Nathan Sheets (Miranda), Travis Sheets (Misty) and Sawyer Sheets; a daughter, Victoria Sheets; 2 grandsons, Waylon and Kyler Sheets; his parents; a sister, Susan Gardner; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Green Meadows Baptist Church by Pastor Josh Greene. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, Feb. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Green Meadows.

Memorials made to Green Meadows Baptist Church or Kate B. Reynolds hospice home.

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