Robert Samuel (Sammy) Sheley, 79, died Monday, March 12, 2012 at Minden Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
He leaves his wife of 56 years, Lois (Lou) Sheley; his daughter, Lori Sheley Plunkett; grandson, Rex Sheley; granddaughter, Callie Plunkett; brothers, Roy Sheley and Wayne Sheley and wife, Sue; and many nieces and nephews.
Raised in Doyline, Sammy joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. He later worked as a road construction foreman for Winford Company and Benton and Brown.
Sammy was known for his cat fishing abilities and love of the horses.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Lee Nunley. Interment will follow at Doyline Cemetery in Doyline. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 14, 2012) at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.