I am saddened to report that I just received a call from Patty Sheffield in Chula Vista, California, to inform me that my old buddy, Johnny Sheffield, passed away Friday night. Big John fell from his ladder Friday afternoon and suffered a heart attack in the process. Followers of my blog know well how important Big John was to me for many years. I wrote the attached blog on his awhile back:
I’ll do a proper tribute to him in the days ahead, but for now, please keep Patty and the Sheffield family in your prayers. Umgawa, Big Brother! I miss you already.