Sidney E. Pleasant Sr., 76, of Cocoa, Fla., died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Wuesthoff Hospital in Rockledge, Fla.
Mr. Pleasant was born in Carter County, Tenn., but had lived in Florida since October of 1960. He was the son of the late Walter B. Pleasant Sr. and Sana Church Pleasant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter B. Pleasant Jr., William H. Pleasant and Jack L. Pleasant, and a sister, Ruby Pleasant Moore.
Mr. Pleasant was a retired police sergeant and a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Clearlake Baptist Church in Cocoa, Fla.
Survivors include his wife, Velma L. Sheffield Pleasant, of the home; two sons, Sidney E. Pleasant, II, and John Pleasant and wife Donna, all of Cocoa, FL; one granddaughter, Sydney E. Pleasant, Cocoa, FL; and a special brother-in-law, Ken Sheffield and wife Cathy, Morristown, TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The committal and entombment service for Mr. Pleasant will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Gerald Holly, minister, officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Friends may visit the family at the residence of Charles “Dude” LaPorte at anytime.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to First Baptist Church (Children’s Building Fund), 504 West Main Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Pleasant family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.