Funeral services, celebrating the life of Vernie B. Shepherd, 77, of Hebron, were held May 23, 2018, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with his Pastor Jon Hays as celebrant. Burial followed in Glen Rest Memorial Estates, Reynoldsburg.
“Bud” passed away May 21, 2018, with his family at his side. He was born in Toler, Kentucky, on November 25, 1940, the son of the late Vernon and Lillion (Thompson) Shepherd. He retired in 1997 from Preston Trucking Company, and was a member of the Teamsters. He loved softball, camping and golf, but especially enjoyed watching westerns on TV.
He is survived by his loving family: his wife, Marilyn; children, Robert and his wife, Brett Shepherd; Vernie Shepherd III and his wife, Terry; Lisa (Matt) Wilcoxon; Tracy Kirk; Londa (Jim) Messer; and Sherrie (Ken) Patton; many other loving family members and friends; and his pet companions, Dixie, Daisie, Wussie and Miss Blue Eyes.
Memorials in his memory may be directed to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058.