Darryl Glenn Sheets, 61, was born September 5, 1961 in Independence, MO to Gloria LaVon and Ornan Junior Sheets. He grew up one of five children, and while the jury is out on the orneriest of the bunch, his kids have their money on Darryl. Sure, he graduated in 1979 from Fort Osage High School, worked at Hallmark Cards since he was 18 and raised five children, but how do we know he wasn’t an international spy? He once traveled to London, so one never knows…
Darryl lived and breathed Hallmark. He had several positions during his almost 43 year career, but the position he held the longest was affectionately called “cubicle farmer.” He loved the company and his co-workers dearly. His boss, Tony, was one of Darryl’s favorite people.
Darryl was a loving dad to five kids. Four of the five of the little devils came as a package deal in marriage. It’s a great man who dives into a swarm of kids headfirst and loves them as they were his own. His youngest child, Celeste, was the light of Darryl’s life. What he lacked in ability to express verbally, he made up for in effort. None of his kids went without knowing we were loved, regardless.
Golf, landscaping his yards and building things with his hands made Darryl happiest, unless you invited him to Disneyland or a Chiefs game. He also loved animals. His best pet friend at the end of his life was a sweet tuxedo cat named Sasha. She misses him daily.
Darryl Sheets went home on January 23, 2023 to be with those who left before him. Those greeting Darryl are his father Ornan Sheets, his sister-in-law Shanna Sheets, and his stepson, Thomas Wilkinson. He leaves behind a family who loves him dearly Survived by his daughter, Celestine Lovella of Loveland, CO; mother, Gloria Sheets of Blue Springs, MO; step-children, Jacque Wilkinson of Blue Springs, MO, Andrew Wilkinson (Lizzie) of Independence, MO, Matthew Wilkinson (Audrea) of Buckner, MO; siblings, James Sheets of Blue Springs, MO, Janet Sheets of Oak Grove, MO, Tina Sheets of Blue Springs, MO; grandchildren, Jude Smith, Admiral Fenwick, Brody Wilkinson, Kynzie Wheeler, William Thomas Wilkinson, Serenity Garmon, Kayden Garmon, Lucas Wilkinson, Alexia Wilkinson, Adrian Wilkinson. Darryl is preceded in death by his father, Ornan Sheets; brother, David Sheets; stepson, Thomas Wilkinson; sister-in-law, Shanna Sheets.
A celebration of life will be held for Darryl at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 3, 2023 at the Blue Springs Christian Church, 7920 MO-7, Blue Springs, MO. Guests are encouraged to dress in Chiefs gear. Darryl was a Mahomie after all. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Darryl and words of comfort may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.