Mr. Sheets started off pre-dental in school, entered private practice with Rutherford OB-GYN Associates and joined the staff at Rutherford Hospital.
Sheets is the son of Lester and Doris Sheets of Churubusco, previous owners and operators of Sheets Funeral Home. His father was the local mortician and also ambulance driver. Sheets said going with his father on calls may have led to his interest in medicine.
His siblings all graduated from Churubusco High School, including Diane Bair of Churubusco; Paul Miller of Fort Wayne; Terry Sheets of Milan; Deb Davis of Columbia City and Tim Sheets of Murfreesboro, TN.