November 26, 2011
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 11/29/2011 14:00:00
Keefer Street Willard OH 44890 11/30/2011 11:00:00
Arthur “Art” Shepherd, age 80, of Plymouth, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Willard Healthcare Center in Willard, Ohio. He was born on October 20, 1931 in Floyd County, Kentucky to the late Troy and Virgie (Smith) Shepherd. Art was a veteran in the US Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Mayflower in Norwalk for 30 years and enjoyed hunting, camping and farming.
Art is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy (Bolen) Shepherd, whom he married on March 5, 1955; one son, Marvin (Tina) Shepherd of Monroeville; two daughters, Mavis (Joe) Hall of Toledo, and Michelle Shepherd of Willard; five grandchildren, Jeremy Cantu, Susan Berger, Eric Shepherd, Ryan Laferty and Emily Laferty; four great grandchildren and six brothers and sisters, Maudie Oney of Willard, Ethel (Marshall) Hicks of Shelby, Marie (Gary) Fletcher of Shiloh, Thelma (Gary) Lynch of South Carolina, Geneva (Charlie) Bailey of Hippo, Kentucky and Robie (Bertha) Shepherd of South Carolina.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Gladys Shepherd.
Friends may call on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at the Freewill Baptist Church in Willard at 11:00 AM with Rev. Ron Parsons officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Nancy, Please accept our condolences at the loss of your Arthur.. We know what it means to lose someone you love. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..May God bless and keep you safe and healthy.
Sis. Nancy, and the family of Bro. Art Shepherd we want you to know how sorry we are to hear of Bro. Art’s going home. We know he will be missed so very much here on this earth, but what a beautiful country he is in at this time. His journey is over and ours is yet to finish. Prayers for you Sis. Nancy and the family during this time for strength from the one who gives it.
My prayers and love are with all of you. I am truly sorry for your loss, Uncle Art will be greatly missed by all who knew him! Love to all of you from Maudie’s granddaughter Karen
My sincere condolences to the family of Mr Shepherd. May god bless you all and wrap his arms tightly around you in this most difficult time. Remember all of the great times you all shared with him. I am a friend of Robins. God bless Tracey Strong
Nancy, Marvin, Mavis and Shelley
We are so sorry for your loss. Art will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Please remember that our hearts are with you all at this time of sorrow and always.
Love to all of you
Sheila(Hicks) and Ryan Lancaster
Sending love snd prayers your way …