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Larry D. Sheets

It is with deep regret that we report the passing of Department Judge Advocate, Larry D. Sheets, of Miami, FL on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at the age of 72. Larry is survived by his sister, Nancy Carroll, of Hampton, Georgia, and his brother, John Sheets, of Plymouth, Indiana. There are no details regarding services at this time, but any new information will be communicated to you through email as well as posted on the website.

Larry was a U.S. Air Force Vietnam War Era Veteran and a member of Sullivan-Babcock Post 32, with 51 continuous years of membership. Larry served as an aircraft mechanic while in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked for Eastern Airlines for 21 years and retired Executive Airlines (American Eagle) in Miami.

Larry joined The American Legion in 1968 at Nappanee, Indiana Post 154, and transferred to Hialeah, Florida Post 32 in 1972. He served in many elected and appointed positions during his impressive career in The American Legion including 14 terms as Post Commander.   On a Department level, Larry, served as Department Internal Affairs Chairman (1994-2002 & 2006-15); 10th District Commander (1980-81); Department Sgt-at-Arms (1987-89); Vice Commander – Southern Area (1985-86); and Department Commander (1989-90). On a National level, Larry, served on the National Internal Affairs Committee (1987-19); National Legislative Council (1993-94 & 1999-19); and was elected National Vice Commander (2011-12).

If you would like to send your condolences you may do so through Post 32 Commander, Sly Fowler.  

Family of PDC Larry Sheets
C/O Sly Fowler
6720 Crooked Palm Ter.
Miami Lakes, FL 33014-2918

UPDATE: Urn Committal Service with Military Honors will take place on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 11:30 AM at South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 South SR 7, Lake Worth, FL.