AMORY — John “Deer” Sheely, 73, died May 18, 2020, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home, with Sammy Washburn officiating. Burial will follow in Durrett Cemetery. Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Sheely was born Jan. 14, 1947, to the late John William and Patsy Dilworth Sheely. He was formerly employed with Tenneco Automotive and Holley Performance Products and was a member of Paine Memorial United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Martha; daughter, Brandy of New Orleans; and sister, Patsilu Sheely Reeves. Pallbearers will be Bo Hill, Clinton Sykes, Charles Lee Smith, Steve Taylor, Bobby Harper, and Scott Wright for his father, Poochie. Honorary pallbearers are Nick Valsamakis, Ray Warren, Ricky Gault, Jimmy Dahlem, George King and Gary Johnson.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on May 20, 2020
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