Mitchell Shepherd

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Henry Road Plymouth OH 44865 11/21/2011 18:00:00

Henry Road Plymouth OH 44865 11/22/2011 11:00:00

Mitchell Shepherd, age 90, resident of Plymouth, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2011 at his home. He was born on May 20, 1921 in Mid, Kentucky, Maggofin County, to the late Kindle and Maudie (Allen) Shepherd. Mr. Shepherd was a WWII veteran having served in the US Army and was retired from the former Westinghouse in Mansfield. He attended the Little Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church in Plymouth. He enjoyed gardening, his grandchildren, going to church and visiting friends.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Verda (Collins) Shepherd; two sons, Darrell (Marilyn) Shepherd and Jerry (Vicki) Shepherd; four daughters, Barbara (Clark) Dorr, Linda (Kent) Dorr, Sharon (William) Braker and Debbie (Donald) Carpenter; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Baker; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by seven brothers and six sisters.
Friends may call at the Little Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church on Henry Road in Plymouth, Ohio on Monday, November 21, 2011 where a church service will be held at 2:00 PM and visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 at the church with Elders Buddy Carty and Delmas Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth, Ohio. In leiu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Little Rebecca Church. Online condolences can be made at


Dennis & Teri Laser - Nov 21, 2011

Shepherd family so sorry for your loss may god be with you. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary Ellen Shockley (Thacker) - Nov 21, 2011

Just found out about Uncle Mitchells passing, so sorry to hear, will always remember the good times spent with him and Aunt Verda, Our prayers and love go out to all of you God Bless.
The Shockley (Thacker) Family

Ida Pecqueux (Thacker) - Nov 21, 2011

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Mitchell. I will remember the fun times that Mary and I were there visiting you and Uncle Mitchell. My prayers go out to you and the rest of the family. Love always, Ida Pecqueux (Thacker) and Family.

Benny and Gert Elliott - Nov 20, 2011

To all Mitchell’s children; Benny and I loved to visit with your parents. Mitchell always had a smile to greet us and Sis Verda was overjoyed to have visitors. That made it easy to want to go back even before we left them. We will never forget the story of how your Mom and Dad met and how your Dad conived to get the first date. We asked him to tell us that story over and over. He never stopped enjoying the feeling of his youth. We will never stop remembering the many years of loving fellowship we have had with them as a couple. Sis Verda is like a second Mother to us and we will continue to honor her as that. You are all so blessed to have had such wonderful parents.
May God bless each and every one of you as you mourn the passing of your Father and our friend. Much love is sent your way.

Pam Crawford - Nov 20, 2011

I will always remember Mr. Shepherd’s welcoming hello and warm smile to me when I would come over to his home in Greenwich when I was a teenager. I could always see that this was a man that loved the LORD and his family. There was always delicious cakes and goodies that were offered by Linda’s mom when I came over. I always felt at home when I came in. Mrs. Shepherd would give me a big hug and greeting. I never recieved hugs like that from anyone other than a family member, so I was very surprised at first. But then, I thought to myself, “This is just how I want my home to be when I get married.” The Shepherd family are truly blessed. Mr. Shepherd will be greatly missed. My sincere sympathy and prayers go out to all of the family.

Bro Dennis and Sis Nelvia Elkins - Nov 19, 2011

Sis Verda and children,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Mitchell was a very good man. I have enjoyed talking with him for 36 years and feel sure he is at rest from his labors. May God take all of you in His loving arms and comfort you during this time of great sorrow. May His love surround you when the lonely hours creep in around you. God bless all of you! In Christ’s Love, Bro Dennis and Sis Nelvia

Sister Vickie Martin - Nov 19, 2011

Sis, I was very sorry to hear this news. I pray that God will give you comfort and hold you in His loving arms. Love you.

Bro. Eric Chaffins - Nov 19, 2011

Sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you all.

Wayne Leffingwell - Nov 19, 2011

Sorry to here of your loss. My mother was Audrey Howard Leffingwell My GrandMother was Charity Shepherd Howard.
May your family have the peace of God and his grace douring this time.