John Lawrence Shepherd, 85, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019. He was born June 12, 1933, in a log cabin in Donelson, Tennessee, to the late Milton and Eunice Shepherd.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a chief quartermaster after 30 years of service. He then pursued a career in photography. John was an avid golfer and enjoyed motorcycles, drag racing and fishing.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 64 years, Betty Shepherd; daughters, Terry Shepherd Brown (David) and Tonya Darlene Whitley (Albert); grandchildren, John Zachary Brown (Christie), Megan Brown Hardey (Ryan), Courtney Nichole Thomas (Taylor), Lindsey Brown Schultz (Jason) and Brittany Michelle Whitley (Adam); great-grandchildren, Skylar Renee Hardey, Kamdyn Rae Thomas and Jasper Ryan Hardey; sisters-in-law, Libby Shepherd, Jerrie Fatherree (Frank), Ruby Rein (Dennis), Elizabeth Kinchen (Joe) and Patricia Frederick; brother-in-law, Doug Clark; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, James Shepherd; and sister, Elaine Clark.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, at Princess Anne Memorial Park with full military honors.
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