John Ferrel Sheets, age 73, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. at his residence in Gonzales. A native of Gonzales, LA and veteran in the Army Reserve. Visiting at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church, on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. conducted by Father Eric V. Gyan. Inurnment at Hope Haven Garden of Memory. Survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Kari and Mickey Bercegeay, Sandi and Bill Clark, Robin and Russell Bourque, and Anne-Marie and Ralland Boone Jr.; one son and daughter-in-law, Damian and Shawnna Sheets; son-at-heart, Scott Shaddinger; companion, Jo Anne Kelleher; two sisters, Sonja Edmonston and Nona Causey and husband, Barry; four brothers, Gary Sheets and wife, Brenda, Al Sheets and wife, Judith, Trent Sheets and wife, Joan, and Keith Sheets; mother-in-law, Annie Robert; sixteen grandchildren, Chris and Blake Hill, Ashtyn and Dakota Bercegeay, Jordan Webb and Kace Shaddinger, Ashley Messick, Dwayne and Ryan Bourque, Garrett and Taylor Thompson, James, Ashton, and Hunter Boone, Briton and Bowen Sheets; and numerous great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Frances R. Sheets; parents, Nolan and Ruth Sheets; father-in-law, Joseph Robert; and great grandson, Tucker Thompson. He was a member of St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to LA Pediatric Cardiology Foundation, 2137A Quail Run, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Ascension Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Please visit the online guestbook at www.ascensionfuneral.com.