George Harold Sheetz

George Harold Sheetz, 72, of Edinburg, died Saturday, March 15th at Winchester Medical Center.

He was born April 14, 1941 at Fravel Hospital (what is now Tri Sigma headquarters) in Woodstock. He was the son of the late Raymond S. (Pinky) and Ruth Rice Sheetz.

Mr. Sheetz was a 1959 graduate of Woodstock High School, attended Massanutten Military Academy from 1959 – 1961 as a post graduate, and received a B.S. in Political Science from Virginia Tech in 1965.

Mr. Sheetz worked as a teacher and coach at Massanutten Military Academy from 1965 – 1970. He began his banking career at Farmers Bank in 1970 and retired from United Bank in 2009. Since 1985 he has been a member of the Woodstock Rotary Club, served as Past President and Treasurer, was a Paul Harris Fellow, and most recently received the J. Carl Coiner Award. He was also a member of the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, served on the Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, served on the Triplett Tech Advisory committee, was a member of the Board of Directors of the Moore Educational Trust, and a committee member for the Community Elementary School Breakfast Program. Since retirement, he was able to devote more time to his beloved grandchildren, playing golf, gardening and following his Hokies.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Anne Parker Sheetz; one son, Jason Terrill Sheetz and wife Brandi Hottel Sheetz, two grandchildren, Parker Wallace Sheetz and Bailey Anne Sheetz of Woodstock; one sister, Phyllis S. James of Woodstock; brother-in-law Robert R. Parker (Andrienne) of Basye; one niece, Sarah Parker Hughes (Christopher) and family of Annapolis, MD; one nephew, Graham Parker of Fredericksburg and family; and one godson, T. Andrew Marks of Pensacola, FL. He was preceded in death by his aunts, Mary M. Rice Clarke and Alice M. Rice Miller, and his brother-in-law, Jim James.

A private graveside service will be held at Cedarwood Cemetery in Edinburg. There will be a “Celebration of Life” for family and friends held on Saturday, March 22nd at Fort Valley Nursery in Woodstock from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Edinburg Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 11, Edinburg, VA 22824, Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601 or charity of choice.  

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6 Condolences to George Harold Sheetz

  1. Rodney & Sharon Spotts says:

    Dear Ann and Family;
    We were so sorry to hear about George. Our hearts are so saddened over his passing. We have so many fond memories of him and I especially enjoy my memories of he and I sneaking off from work to play golf. His help to me when I was at Muhlenberg was invaluable and most of all his friendship was cherished. Our prayers are with you and you family during this heartbreaking time.
    Respectfully,
    Rodney & Sharon Spotts

  2. Kim Clark says:

    Dear Ann and family,

    I’m very sad to hear about George passing away. George was a great friend and mentor to me during our time at Marathon Bank. I really enjoyed working with George; he was a great guy and a well respected banker. He taught me a lot about community banking. He also talked a lot about his family, especially his grandchildren. I will miss George. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Joe Hirst says:

    Dear Anne,

    Terri and I were saddened to hear of your your family’s loss. I always enjoyed meeting and talking with George before and after meetings at the bank. Then there were all the meetings and golf tournaments we attended and worked together for our Virginia Tech alumni group. George will be missed by us all-and you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Richard Wickenkamp MMA Class of 66 says:

    I had the opportunity to know George both as a student and as a teacher. He will surly be missed by the MMA Alumni.

  5. Rich Walker says:

    Anne,

    So sorry to hear of George’s passing – can’t believe that it’s been over 40 years since I came to Woodstock & was lucky enough to create a relationship with one of the few “common-sense” bankers I have encountered. Our prayers are with you and your family. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Donna Belle Weakley Dove says:

    Dear Jason,

    Please accept my belated condolences on the loss of your father. My prayers are with your family.

    Sincerely,
    Donna Belle Dove
    “Miss Weakley” (7th grade)