Aug. 19, 1964 - April 28, 2012
A viewing for Sean Owen Sweet, 47, of Coos Bay will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Coos Bay Chapel, 685 Anderson Ave. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Bay Area Church of Nazarene, 1850 Clark, North Bend with pastor Don Berney, of New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in Coos Bay, officiating. A potluck reception will follow. Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Park, 63060 Millington Frontage Road in Coos Bay.
Sean was born to William P. and Lenore (Lindsay) Sweet Aug. 19, 1964, in Coos Bay. Sean passed away April 28, 2012, in Coos Bay, after a lengthy struggle with heart disease.
Sean attended Marshfield High School as a member of the Class of 1983. After high school, Sean joined his older brother, Billy and younger brother, Ryan, where they worked as truck drivers for their father, Bill, at Sweet Trucking in Coos Bay. He also worked at MDK Construction and learned the HVAC trade working with his Uncle Mike Lindsay at Lindsay Heating and Air Conditioning.
Sean loved his family. As a young man he enjoyed spending days with family at Tenmile Lake or at his grandparent's river house in Scottsburg. He liked to fish and passed many happy hours fishing with his family and friends at the 'Barn Hole" at the family ranch on Elk River. Sean was very interested in cars and mechanical projects, and liked working in his yard. Sean found a perfect combination of his passion for mechanical things and the outdoors during time spent riding ATVs in the Oregon Dunes. He also had a special bond with animals.
Sean loved people and will be remembered by those who knew and loved him as a kind, gentle man.
Sean is survived by his sons, Jaycob and wife, Whitney Sweet of Coos Bay and Jason Sweet of North Bend; mother, Lenore Sweet of Coos Bay; father, William P. 'Bill" and wife, Kim Sweet of North Bend; brothers, William L. 'Billy" of Coos Bay, Joel and wife, Christie of North Bend, and Jordan Sweet of Eugene; sister, Kaley Sweet Goucher and husband, Matt of Hereford, England; grandfather, AW Sweet of North Bend; nephew, Justin Sweet and niece, Samantha Sweet Lucero of North Bend; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins in his extended families.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Ryan Sweet; and grandparents, Evelyn L. Sweet, Doris Lindsay and George Lindsay.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Bay Area Hospital Community Foundation for the purpose of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, 1775 Thompson Road, Coos Bay, OR 97420.
Arrangements are under Coos Bay Chapel. 541-267-3131.