Carl Moody Sheffield

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Carl Moody Sheffield

Carl Moody Sheffield was born August 19, 1924, near Lepanto, Ark., in Poinsett County, to the late Joseph Sheffield and Dora (Knauss) Sheffield. He died Monday, January 4, 2016.

He was a servant of God as a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather (known Papa Farm) and great-uncle and friend to all he came in contact with.

He was an active member and deacon of West Side General Baptist Church while living in St. Louis and Ottery Creek General Baptist Church of Belleview, Mo., during his retirement years.

He was married Sept. 18, 1943, to Rose Zetta Rogers and soon moved to St. Louis to make a living. They had 64 wonderful years together.

Carl learned to be an automobile mechanic and worked for car dealerships and ran his own shade tree business at home. He served for a brief time in the Army right after World War II. In 1969 he and Rose bought a place in the country ("the farm") which became their dream retirement place and they eventually retired there until health issues forced them to return to St. Louis. He was man of integrity, loved his family and could fix anything on wheels.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rose; three brothers, William, Joseph and Glen and one grandchild Steven Ray Noel.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Larry Noel of St. Charles, Mo.; three sons and two daughter-in-law's, C. Denver Sheffield of Springfield, Ill., Bruce and Donna Sheffield of Maryland Heights, Mo. and Dan and Linda Sheffield of St.. Louis; 18 grandchildren, Pamela and Dennis Powell, Larry M. and Dee Noel, Thomas and Jennifer Noel, Timothy and Tammy Noel, Aaron and Leslie Sheffield, Benjamin and Rebecca Wilkinson, Rachel Sheffield, Jessica and Scott Quick, Adam and Jasmine Sheffield, Lindsey Sheffield; 22 great-grandchildren, Austin and Jessica Powell, Amy and Christopher Cook, Andrew Powell, Luke Noel, Shelby Noel, Jonathon Noel, Carly Noel, Tanner Noel, Lindsay and Cody Schlosser, Alex Ressel , Abigail Sheffield, Ian Sheffield, Isabella Wilkinson, Caleb Wilkinson, Lilliana Wilkinson, Madeline Quick, Aidan Hatcher, Zoe Sheffield and McKenzie Sheffield and one more on the way along with two great-great-grandchildren, William Powell and Waylon Schlosser.