He was born March 24, 1948 to James and Lucille Sheffield in Seattle, Washington.
James married Cheryl Worthington on June 10, 1993. She survives of the home.
He was a great handyman and prankster.
Mr. Sheffield was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Hazel, Ardie, and Willadean.
Survivors: wife; daughters, Ruth Blackwell (Richard), Emporia, Kansas, Amy Septer, Wichita, Kansas, Melissa Van Belkum, St. Joseph, Missouri, Kristy Bunton (Jeremy), Rolla, Missouri, Mary Sheffield, Springfield, Missouri; son, Dallas Sheffield, St. Joseph, Missouri; brothers, Jesse and Everett Sheffield; sister, Dixie Moore; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services: 3:00 P.M. Saturday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 4:00 P.M. Friday. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Dallas Sheffield College Fund.