James Douglas Sheppeard
James Douglas Sheppeard, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 He was a long time resident of Pleasant Grove and a member of First Baptist Church. He was retired from Frisco/Burlington Railroad where he was also the president of the union for several years. For15 years he volunteered at Princeton Hospital in the Cardiac Rehab unit. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Ila and John Peoples Sheppeard; three sisters, Doris Slaughter, Bernice McCarthy, and Hazel Mayes; one brother, Carter Sheppeard; one son, Steven Sheppeard. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Lillian Spann Sheppeard; daughter, Sandra (Verlon)Jones, son, John (Shirley) Sheppeard; five granddaughters, Kimberly Sheppeard, Stacy Reed, Kellie Jones, Stormie Dill, and Courtney Sheppeard, two step-sons, Kevin Belyeu and Jason Belyeu; two great-grandchildren, Blayde and Faith Dill. Visitation for family and friends will be from 2:00 to 3:00 on Friday, Oct. 9 at Patterson/Forest Grove Funeral Home with graveside services following at 3:00 at Forest Grove Memorial Gardens. Rev. Harold Newberry will officiate at the graveside services.
Lynn & Charlie Taylor
Aunt Lillian, Sandy and John,
Charlie, Lauren and I are thinking of you during this time. Sorry we cannot be there as Lauren's wedding is this weekend. However; will be there in spirit on Friday.
With sincere sympathy,