Mr. Charles William “Bill” Shepard, 81, died Oct. 2 at Park Place Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Shepard was born Aug. 21, 1940, in Gilmer County. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Lee Shepard and Marie Sumner Shepard; sister, Barbara Thompson; son, James Lee Shepard.
Mr. Shepard was a business owner and ever the salesman. He loved fishing, the noveld of Louie L’Amour, and a good joke. Mr. Shepard is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kay Barr Shepard; son, Charles David Shepard; daughters, Marisa Shepard (Barry) and Ashley Peebles (Clay); grandchildren, Candice Smith (Chad), Brendi Edge (David), Austin Shepard, Mikhail Conner, Marlan James, Jordi Bohannon, and Chase Bohannon; and numerous great-grandchildren.
The family will have a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Church of Marshallville.