PADUCAH, KY - Dr. Russell Wayne Sheeks, age 85, of Murray, Kentucky, passed away, Thursday, November 17, 2011 in Lourdes Hospital of Paducah, Kentucky as a result of an accidental fall
He was a retired professor of Philosophy at Murray State University; He was a Army and Merchant Seaman veteran of WWII; He was a member of the American Veterans Post in Paris Landing Tennessee.
He was born January 9, 1926 in Mitchell, Illinois to the late Charles and Nancy Taylor Sheeks. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Mae Sheeks who passed away November 9, 1994; one son Captain Rodney Wayne Sheeks; four brothers, Reed Sheeks, Ralph Sheeks, Robert Sheeks and Sam Sheeks.
He is survived by two daughters, Edith Sheeks of Tallahassee, Florida, Teresa Mae Goodson and husband James of Dothan, Alabama, two sons, Charles Sheeks and wife Gina of Cataula, Georgia, Clark Sheeks of Murray, Kentucky; special friend, Marie Higgins of Murray, Kentucky; seven grandchildren also survive.
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, November 20, 2011 in the chapel of the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the funeral home
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Calloway County Humane Society, 607 Poplar Street Murray, Kentucky 42071. Online condolences may be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com.
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