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Robert Edward Sheely, 73, resident of Myrtle and decorated Vietnam Veteran, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following an extended illness.
Graveside Services, with Military Recognition, will be at 12 Noon Friday, October 11 at The Corinth National Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements will be provided by New Albany Funeral & Cremation Care (662)539-7000.
Mr. Sheely was born January 5, 1946 in Lagrange, OR, the son of the late Roy Sheely, Sr. and the former Rosa Mae Brown. He was a proud U.S. Naval Veteran serving in three different deployments in Vietnam.
A Christian, Mr. Sheely had been an resident of Union County since 1994 and was employed in the electrical department of Federal Express before his retirement in 1988. He will be remembered for his patriotism and for his live long passion for the water, ships and lighthouses.
The family request that memorials be made to any United States Veterans Association.
The staff of New Albany Funeral & Cremation Care invites you to share memories with the Sheely family.