Benjamin Cody Shepherd

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 4/18/2014 13:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 4/18/2014 16:00:00

Benjamin Cody Shepherd, age 27, of Norwalk, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. He was born May 10, 1986 in Willard, Ohio. He was attending Ohio Business College in Sandusky, Ohio. He was a very talented guitar player and song writer and loved spending time with his daughter most of all.
He is survived by his daughter, Lillianna Raelyn Shepherd; significant other and mother of Lilly, Kendra Reed; mother, Belinda (Sweigart) Shepherd of Attica; father, Marvin John Shepherd of Norwalk; brother, Zachary Shepherd of Cape Coral, FL; 3 sisters, Rhiana (Sweigart) and James Cottingham of Attica, Jessica Shepherd of Attica and Madison Shepherd of Attica; maternal grandmother, Virginia (Burkhart) Sweigart of Bloomville; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ralph Sweigart and his paternal grandparents, Claude and Effie Shepherd.
Visitation will be Friday, April18, 2014 at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, where the funeral service will follow at 4:00 PM with Pastor Greg Griffith officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Mrs. Lutz - Kdg. Teacher at SE - Apr 29, 2014

I send my sympathy to you all. I did not have Ben, but I knew him and his siblings that I did have talked about him all the time. God be with you always.

Carol Niedermeier - Apr 19, 2014

Belinda, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I will keep you in prayer that The Lord will comfort you and heal your heart as only He can.

Nancy King - Apr 18, 2014

Belinda, my deepest sympathy in the loss of Ben. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

tiffani and stick - Apr 18, 2014

We are so sorry about Ben . Your all in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you all during this time of pain your all going through.

Angie (Brown) Bridges - Apr 18, 2014

John and family our heart and thoughts go out to yall may god give yall the strength and comfort you need. Sending a big hug and love yalls way.
Angie (Brown) Bridges &family

Sally Edwards - Apr 18, 2014

In times of sorrow where you think ( God help me) ,We have no answers as to why our children have to go. I will pray for your family,I lost my son at 15 so i can tell you that god is our comfort. So very sorry for your loss and know we have support groups for just talking, Trying to understand this part of life.

Kimberly Greene - Apr 17, 2014

Belinda, There are no words that can express the sadness I feel for what you must being going through right now. I pray that Gods love, grace and peace surround you and hold you tight over these coming days. My thoughts and prayers will be with you…kimberly

Scotty T - Apr 17, 2014

Ben, my dude. We had been such great friends for sometime now. I can’t believe you are really gone. In a life where I have lost so many loved ones and friends, I am still in shock. You have always been like a cousin to me, and a day will not pass now that I will not think back on the good times we had spent together. You will be missed Cuz, and my heart and prayers go out to Kendra, Lilly, your mother Belinda, your father Marvin, and the rest of of your family. Rest easy my friend, love ya…

Mike & Tonya Miller & family - Apr 17, 2014

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Ben’s death. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Bruce & Letty Durr - Apr 17, 2014

Belinda & Family:
Our hearts go out to you in this difficult time, may God comfort and guide you always.
Bruce & Letty Durr

Debbie Hauke - Apr 17, 2014

Ben was the sweetest young man I ever met. He made working at the restaurant fun and entertaining. I saw him several months ago at OBC and he was proud to show me pictures of his beautiful daughter. Ben will be forever in my thoughts.

Beth Fantuz RN - Apr 17, 2014

Please accept my sympathy in your loss.

Dee Bowersock - Apr 17, 2014

Ben was near and dear to my heart. He was a student in some of my classes at Ohio Business College and I saw so much potential in him. He worked so hard and tried to please everyone.
He was so kind hearted and always had something good to say to everyone around him.

Pastor Doc & Sheila Burrows - Apr 16, 2014

Belinda and Familly, We continue to pray for you during these difficult days. Lean on the Lord to get you through. Know if there is anything we can do we are here for you. In His Love,

Joyce Bivens Garcia - Apr 16, 2014

Belinda, so sorry to hear of your loss , but knowing you and your love of the Lord ,He will not let you go through this alone, I will keep you and your family in my prayers, love u

Eric & Allison Linstrum - Apr 16, 2014

Belinda my heart breaks for you and your family I can’t imagine what you guys are going through you will be in our thoughts and prayers

glenda branch - Apr 16, 2014

Jonh and belinda I’m so sorry for your loss .my prayers and thoughts are with you .may god give you the strengh and comfort you need at this time .

joe brown - Apr 16, 2014

John sorry for you loss. Thinking about you in this difficult time.stay strong.

Janet Hines - Apr 16, 2014

My deepest sympathy in the loss of Ben. He was always special to me. Eternal rest for him and peace and comfort for all of the family.

wanda - Apr 16, 2014

John I am so sorry for your loss .my nephew Ben
Was a very kind and loving person,I will miss him very much,you are in my heart and prayers.
Hang in there brother I know its hard but you will get through this.
R.I.P..Ben.your always in my heart.and will be miss very much…

Barbara Jones - Apr 16, 2014

John I am so sorry to hear of Ben passing away. He was a very special boy with a heart of gold. His friends here in Arkansas are mourning his loss. Love and Prayers to you and family.