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Freeper BnBlFlag's Obituary (FR Mentioned)
http://stei-23966.tributes.com/show/James-Edward-Sheffield--Jr.-89695325 ^

Posted on 11/02/2010 6:47:54 PM PDT by American72

Edited on 11/02/2010 8:22:55 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

James Edward “Jack” Sheffield, 66, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died November 1, 2010. He was a resident of Mont Belvieu, TX. Jack was born in Beaumont, TX July 6, 1944 to James and Louise Sheffield.

Following his father’s death in 1966, his mother married L.C. Horn, who became a surrogate father to him and his brother, and grandfather to his and his brother’s children. He graduated from Beaumont High School in 1962 and Lamar University in 1968.

He started his banking career in 1969 at American National Bank in Beaumont. He moved to Houston in 1972 to work at First National Bank, where he stayed for 12 years. Jack continued to work at many banks over the years, but settled at Lone Star Bank in North Shore, which later became Sterling Bank. He was Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending there for 16 years.

He finished his almost 40-year career at Crosby State Bank. Over the years as he changed banks, his loyal customers would follow him. He was known as the “kind and gentle banker,” helping many small business owners realize their dreams. Jack had many interests, and was a proud member of the Marine Reserves, the Optimist Club, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and as an avid gun enthusiast, the National Rifle Association.

He was very proud of his Southern heritage and his fascination of genealogy led him to trace his family history back almost 400 years, finding ancestors from both the American Revolution and the Civil War. Jack was very passionate about his interests, one of which was the medical field. He trained to become an EMT when he was in his 40s.

Jack especially enjoyed lively discussions of history and politics. A staunch conservative and Tea Party supporter, he spent a lot of time posting on the political website freerepublic.com. He also enjoyed telling stories of his youth to family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather.

Survivors include his wife Linda Sheffield, daughter Michelle Pustejovsky and husband Clint and grandchildren Charles and Rebecca Pustejovsky; son Jason Sheffield and wife Summer and grandchildren Trever Turnbough and Bryce and Hayden Sheffield; brother Robert and wife Kathy, beloved nephews Robert and James Sheffield, and beloved niece Elizabeth Wenner; and numerous other nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be held at San Jacinto Funeral Home 14659 East Freeway, Houston, TX 77015 on Wednesday, November 3, from 6-8 pm and the funeral will be at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 13125 Indianapolis St, Houston, TX 77015, The Rev. James E. Hamilton officiating, on Thursday, November 4 at 10 am. Private interment for family members will be in Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, Memorial and Honor Program, P.O. Box11454, Alexandria, VA. 22312.


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Thank you all so much for your kind words, thoughts and prayers over the last several days as my dad was in the hospital. He truly loved this place and I knew when my brother and I were writing the obituary that we had to have Free Republic mentioned. Some men have golf or fishing when they retire; my dad had FR. He was a severe diabetic and couldn't get around too well anymore, so he pretty much stayed at his desk and "Freeped" all day. In fact, that's what he was doing when he had his stroke. So I know he was doing what he loved. And I am so thankful that I'll still have his words - I can come here and read his thousands of posts that he has made over the 12 years he's been on this amazing site. He had some wonderful friends here and I am truly thankful for all of you.

Love, Michelle Proud to be BnBlFlag's daughter (aka Jack Sheffield)

PS I went and pulled the straight R ticket for dad today. He got to vote last Wednesday before his stroke and I know he's trying to find a computer to Freep up in heaven right now to see these great results so far!

God Bless you all.

1 posted on 11/02/2010 6:47:55 PM PDT by American72
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To: American72; stainlessbanner

Rest in peace BnBlFlag.


2 posted on 11/02/2010 6:50:36 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: American72

Condolences from our household here in Southern California.


3 posted on 11/02/2010 6:50:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: American72

So young!

Prayers for your family and bless your Dad — I am sure he is sitting with Christ and regaling Him with many a great story. :)


4 posted on 11/02/2010 6:51:04 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-Reader: omnipotence at home, impotence abroad (Weekly Standard))
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To: American72

Prayers for you and your family. May your Dad RIP.


5 posted on 11/02/2010 6:52:41 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: American72

Thank you for sharing this with his FReeper family. As a FReeper and a Texan (stuck elsewhere at the moment!) I can say, your Dad will be missed. But, he’s in a better place. I know how hard it is to lose a parent, but you will see him again.
Hope you stick around.
May God keep your family close in this difficult time.


6 posted on 11/02/2010 6:53:52 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: American72

I’m very sorry for your great loss. We’ll miss BnBlFlag!


7 posted on 11/02/2010 6:54:54 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: American72
Thank you for sharing this with us. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I know you're proud of your Dad and I know he was proud of you, too! I'll pray for strength, comfort and the nearness of the Lord as you grieve. We grieve with you and hope you will continue your Dad's legacy on FreeRepublic. We'll miss him.
8 posted on 11/02/2010 6:56:24 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: American72

Condolences & prayers for your family.


9 posted on 11/02/2010 6:56:24 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: American72

thank you and God bless you and all the family


10 posted on 11/02/2010 6:57:12 PM PDT by holly go-rightly
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To: American72; Morpheus2009; Recovering Ex-hippie; saveliberty; fabrizio; Civitas2010; ...
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

11 posted on 11/02/2010 6:57:49 PM PDT by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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To: American72

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.


12 posted on 11/02/2010 6:58:03 PM PDT by RoseyT (Pineywoods of East Texas)
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To: American72

Rest in peace, dear FReeper. You were too young!

American72, so sorry for your loss. I know it hurts.


13 posted on 11/02/2010 6:59:18 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: American72

There will be a reunion.


14 posted on 11/02/2010 7:00:42 PM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; cowboyway; wardaddy; fatima; central_va; smug; southernsunshine; ...

Ping


15 posted on 11/02/2010 7:01:17 PM PDT by American72 (Sick of Liberals)
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To: American72

Heaven gained a honorable man. May his legacy live on.


16 posted on 11/02/2010 7:02:37 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: American72

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that you and your family will be comforted. God Bless you and your Dad.


17 posted on 11/02/2010 7:02:59 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: American72
Rest in peace BnBlFlag


18 posted on 11/02/2010 7:03:12 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's Easy! Use FR to Pimp Your Blog!)
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To: American72

May God comfort and bless you and your family.

Your father’s obit is a fine tribute to his memory. He obviously was a true patriot.


19 posted on 11/02/2010 7:04:28 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: American72

Prayers up....hopefully you can carry on with his legacy here with us all.


20 posted on 11/02/2010 7:04:59 PM PDT by oust the louse (When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.)
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To: American72
He was taken from us far too young. Hopefully the knowledge that the grief you and your family are feeling is shared by BnBlFlag's legions of friends here at FR will be a comfort. My most sincere condolences to you and your’s.
21 posted on 11/02/2010 7:06:18 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: American72

Thank you for letting us know a Patriot has gone to heaven.

I just read some of his posts, and it’s very obvious from his postings he was intelligent and kind and had a joyful spirit.

My mother passed away July 23 and although I miss her every day, it actually has gotten easier as time has gone by.

You are a great comfort to our Freeper family here, as I’m sure you are to your own family.


22 posted on 11/02/2010 7:07:28 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: American72

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2616968/posts

link to previous thread


23 posted on 11/02/2010 7:09:42 PM PDT by American72 (Sick of Liberals)
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To: American72

I’m so sorry to hear that. He will be missed! :(


24 posted on 11/02/2010 7:09:54 PM PDT by Marie (Obama seems to think that Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel since Camp David, not King David)
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To: American72
My condolences to you and yours...

May love, light and liberty keep the spirit of Jack alive in every one of us FReepers....

25 posted on 11/02/2010 7:10:07 PM PDT by BossLady (Reid - "They don't like me.....They really, really don't like me!!!!")
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To: Non-Sequitur
All the good Freepers are remembered a long time. I hope he is added to the memorial list.

Prayers and condolences.

26 posted on 11/02/2010 7:11:12 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: American72

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May you experience God’s peace and comfort.


27 posted on 11/02/2010 7:12:42 PM PDT by AUsome Joy
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To: American72
RIP. Blessings on the family.
28 posted on 11/02/2010 7:12:46 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin, causing corrupt bastards to cry out for their Mommy.)
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To: American72

RIP

Prayers for your family.


29 posted on 11/02/2010 7:12:50 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: American72

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May you experience God’s peace and comfort.


30 posted on 11/02/2010 7:13:00 PM PDT by AUsome Joy
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To: American72

In one sense there is no death. The life of a soul on earth lasts beyond his departure. You will always feel his life touching yours, his voice speaking to you, his spirit looking out of other eyes, talking to you in the familiar things he touched, worked with, loved as familiar friends. He lives on in your life and in the lives of others that knew him.

God Bless you and I know your dad is enjoying his heavenly home......


31 posted on 11/02/2010 7:13:22 PM PDT by Kimmers (Tell a lie often enough it becomes political........)
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To: American72

One of my favorite freepers of all time..
May God bless his soul and his family.

Semper Fidelis, and Rest in Peace,
LH


32 posted on 11/02/2010 7:14:48 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: American72
Very sad to hear we've lost such a fine Southerner and patriot.
Prayers for you and your family.
33 posted on 11/02/2010 7:15:28 PM PDT by LTCJ (The Constitution; first, last, always.)
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To: rockrr; bamahead; manc; GOP_Raider; TenthAmendmentChampion; snuffy smiff; slow5poh; EdReform; ...
Dixie ping, heads bowed in remembrance.


34 posted on 11/02/2010 7:16:32 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: American72

God bless your heart, American 72! We have tears in our eyes for your Dad, you, your family and friends.

Rest in peace, BnBlFlag, our Friend.


35 posted on 11/02/2010 7:17:05 PM PDT by WXRGina
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To: American72

Deepest condolences to you and your family. May your father rest in peace.


36 posted on 11/02/2010 7:18:22 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: American72
Your pappy BnBlFlag was very well liked here and so many of us were proud to be considered his friend, associate, and colleague. Sincere condolences on behalf of myself and other southern conservatives.

We won't forget our friend BnBlFlag and the impact he had on this site and the conservative movement - he's in the higher ranks now - God Bless him.

37 posted on 11/02/2010 7:22:47 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: American72

Prayers for you and your family. Rip BnBlFlag. I know you’re watching over the returns tonight in Heaven.


38 posted on 11/02/2010 7:22:52 PM PDT by Padams
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To: American72

God bless you and your dad.

Strike the tents, Jack.


39 posted on 11/02/2010 7:33:12 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: American72
I am so sorry to hear this, my prayers are with him and your family. He will be truly missed by us all. This site will not be the same with out him but I;'m sure he;s looking down us all
40 posted on 11/02/2010 7:34:14 PM PDT by manc (Homosexuality is a mental disorder as is liberalism. Anyone supporting this needs mental help)
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To: stainlessbanner; American72

Stainless, thanks for the ping.

American 72, my condolences. It’s a big loss. My prayers for your family!


41 posted on 11/02/2010 7:36:04 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: American72

Well done, freeper!!! We’ll miss you


42 posted on 11/02/2010 7:38:13 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: American72

Say Hi to God my Friend. I know God already hears the words of my heart.

On this, a great night in conservative Christian American politics, I wish to take this moment to thank you for the many years you spent helping to inform, and enlighten those around you.

BnBlFlag, was a Freeper, and thus deserves the respect of every Freeper who spends any amount of time posting and commenting.

May the Lord bless his family who must now go on without him. It is heartening to know that his children were by his side in the last moments in the world.

I readily admit that I have been estranged from my children for many years now. It is my fault for not being the man I should have been many years ago. It is what it is though. I know the Lord has forgiven me, I just pray that one day my children will forgive me enough to be by my side as BnBlFlag’s children were when his time to say goodbye came.

God bless the man BnBlFlag was, God bless America, and God bless Jim Robinson for giving men like me and BnBlFlag a place to vent and make FRiends.


43 posted on 11/02/2010 7:40:25 PM PDT by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home.......)
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To: American72

Prayers up.

God bless.


44 posted on 11/02/2010 7:42:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Just vote them OUT!!)
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To: American72
My sincere condolences.

Rest in peace BnBlFlag.


45 posted on 11/02/2010 7:43:03 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
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To: American72

Rest In Peace, BnBlFlag, and our prayers are with your loved ones tonight.


46 posted on 11/02/2010 7:50:37 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: American72
I have conversed with your father both on the board and in private and I liked the man.

I'll miss seeing him here.

My prayers for you and your family.

~~~

Rest in peace, Marine.


47 posted on 11/02/2010 7:51:49 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Vlad Tepes was a piker.)
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To: American72; BnBlFlag

Your father joins the Marine Patriot Honor Guard at the gates of heaven.

Godspeed, BnBlFlag.

Semper Fi!


48 posted on 11/02/2010 7:51:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Just vote them OUT!!)
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To: American72

Oh how beautiful.He was young.Thanks for the ping American72 ((((Hugs)))))


49 posted on 11/02/2010 7:52:39 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: American72

Prayers for you and your family.
We’ll miss him.
Tet.


50 posted on 11/02/2010 7:58:18 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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