John S. Sheehan

September 2, 1917 - August 5, 2013
John S. Sheehan


John S. Sheehan passed away peacefully at Davis Health Care Center on Monday, August 5, 2013.

He was born on September 2, 1917 in St. Louis Mo. and was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Ethel B. Sheehan,and their son, John S. Sheehan Jr. (Jack).

He is survived by one son, Michael and wife Lynda; daughter-in-law, Carrie Worthington and husband Steve, and grandchildren Jennifer Glickman (Jamie) and Tyler Davis (Nitzi).

John served proudly in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II, earning eight Bronze Service Stars.
After the war, he married and moved to Wilmington and was a U.S Treasury Agent until he retired.
Dad was a gentle man whom we often called “Fudd” with affection. He will be missed.

A graveside service will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park Monday, August 12 at 1:30 p.m.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.


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  • August 10, 2013
    LANSING SMITH says:
    As a practicing CPA in Wilmington from the early 1950's, I was fortunate to know John. He was one of the best and most knowlegable Revenue Agents in the Wilmington office. I never knew is family, but would like to express my condolences to his family.

  • August 08, 2013
    Ed and Marlene Kearney says:
    A true southern gentleman. We honor his service to his country as a WWII Army Veteran, rest peacefully brave soldier. Our heartfelt condolences to Mike, Lynda and family.

  • August 07, 2013
    Deborah Griffin says:
    I will always remember his smile. My heartfelt sympathies go out to Michael and his family.

  • August 10, 2013
    Robert Stewart says:
    MIke, I was so sorry to see that Mr. Sheehan passed away. He is now in Heaven with Jack and your Mom. I will never forget our growing up days and the fun we had. Hope to see you and Lynda again soon. Your growing up neighbor, Robert Stewart