D A Sheffield Jr.

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Donnie Albert Sheffield Jr. (DA), 83, died peacefully on September 9, 2022 with his  loving family by his side.

DA, also lovingly called Pawpaw by his family, loved spending time with family, especially his grandkids. Pawpaw never met a stranger. He always had a smile and a joking manner with anyone he met. He was loved and adored by all who knew him. He had a passion for fishing, poker and especially racing. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

DA was a native of Moore County and a graduate of Elise High School class of 1957. He worked at Harrelson Rubber Company, Oliver Rubber Company and was supervisor for many years at Ithaca Hosiery Mill.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Donnie and Nettie Sheffield; brother: Jerry Sheffield; nephew: Steven Sheffield; aunt: Stella Davis.

DA is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Norma (Pat;, son: Jeff and wife Kris; stepsons: Bobby Shaw and wife Carla, Scott Shaw: stepdaughter: Norma (Sis) McPheron and husband Buddy.

Pawpaw had 9 grandchildren: Joshua Sheffield and wife Joni, Katelyn Sheffield (Joseph Hussey), Jessie Sheffield and wife Sam, Frankie Shaw and wife Stacie, April Shaw, Amber Shaw, Kayla Wiggins and husband Michael, Buddy Shaw and Hunter Shaw, Stephanie Brixey and husband Timmy.

Pawpaw had 12 great grandchildren: Kolbie, Evan, Adin, Trace, Jaci, Greyson, Jackson, Josiah, Bennie, Clayton, Mason, Kaysen, Bryson, Jackson and arriving in November Joanna.

He is also survived by sister-in-law: Clara Sheffield; nephew: Kenneth Sheffield.

Funeral service will be 3:00 PM, Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Kennedy Funeral Home, officiated by Reverend George Townsend .  Burial will follow at Pine Rest Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8  PM, Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at Kennedy Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his son, Jeff.

Condolences on line at pinesfunerals.com


Funeral Service: September 15, 2022 3:00 pm

Kennedy Funeral Home
241 N Middleton Street
Robbinsq, NC 27325


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  1. Frankie and family so sorry for your loss—- praying for you all during this tough time— Love Ricky/ Sonya Hall and family

  2. I am so sorry for your loss Norma and Family I am so much in shock can’t believe this he was my buddy I am truly going too miss him and his witty spirits every time he came in we would always chat about this and that I very much loved this couple and going too miss him so much. Da would come in and always make our Day,we will miss him so much. Love you, Norma

  3. Jeff so sorry for your loss, for he will surely be missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him. Prayers for the family.

  4. So sorry for the loss April, Jeff, Frankie and all others. DA was a good man and will be missed. He was always happy and smiling every time I seen him except when we was in trouble lol. He will be missed! Love to the family

  5. Prayers for Jeff and all the family, DA was always with kind word and asking how our family was…..so blessed to grow up with people like him in our community that looked after us…May God comfort the family till we are all called home, RIP!!

  6. Prayers for the Sheffield Family. DA was a good friend and never met a stranger. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  7. Mrs. Sheffield, Jeff, Bobby, Norma and family,
    Kim and I are grieved for you all in the loss of Mr. Sheffield.(he always made me call him DA) A kind, caring, encouraging man. I will always appreciate his encouragement of me when we met. He loved all he met. His family was the apple of his eye. He was so proud of you all and totally devoted to Mrs. Sheffield. I will miss him and our conversations usually at the grocery store. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief and in the days to come. We love you. Kim and Bruce Williams

  8. I will truly miss the conversations i would have at the chicken hut with Mr. Sheffield. He was always very kind to me. We are sending our love and prays to the family.

  9. Love and prayers during this time. He was a kind, gentle man who liked to talk and laugh. Always enjoyed conversations with him.

  10. To the family: You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss seeing and talking to DA.
    Harold, Pat, & Misty Clark

  11. So sorry for all the families loss. He was such a friendly man. I saw him a couple of months after my daddy, Dougie Garner, had passed away Feb 2nd, and he gave me his sympathies and told me what a “good man my Daddy was” and hated to hear of his passing. So now I guess they both are together and talking away as neither of them ever met a stranger!

  12. Such a great man. Loved to see him delivering the papers on Sunday morning. He was such a delight!!! Raised a great family. So sorry for his passing. Someone once told me you can’t call it a loss when you know where they are going!!

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