Carl Franklin Shepard

August 10, 1943 - November 11, 2010
Carl Franklin Shepard


Carl Franklin Shepard

Carl Franklin Shepard, of Leland, NC, died Thursday, November 11, 2010, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC.

He was born in Bolton, NC, on August 10, 1943, the son of the late Otha and Nita (Little) Shepard and was preceded in death by a daughter, Carla Renee Shepard.

Carl was the loving husband of Gladys for 47 years and was a loving father, and grandfather who loved his granddaughter’s dearly. He enjoyed drag racing, hunting, and spending time with his family. Carl had retired as a commercial truck driver with 30 years of service, of which the last 17 years were spent with Southeastern Freight Lines.

Surviving besides his wife Gladys are: two daughters, Debbie Lynn Shepard of Leland, NC, and Teresa Ann Shepard of Leland, NC, two sisters, Reba Hammond and husband Jesse of Paisley, FL, and Annie Lou Dowless and husband James of Bolton, NC, three grandchildren, Heather Renee Hunter, Samantha Dawn Hunter and Brittany Ann Warren all of Leland, NC.

A memorial service will be conducted 2 pm Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1874 Maco Road, Leland, NC by the Rev. John Bracey.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 pm Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at Village Road Memorial Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC.

Memorials may be made to: Shiloh United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 297, Leland, NC, 28451.

A service of Village Road Memorial Chapel, Leland, NC.


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  • November 14, 2010
    Earl and Phyllis Davis says:
    Going back to childhood he was one of the best friend I ever new. We drag race and hunted together. Had the same kind of car's in the 50's. Our sympathy goes out to his wife, children, grandchildren and relatives.

  • November 16, 2010
    Mary Hollis says:
    So sorry for your loss Gladys, he is at peace and still smiling at you.

  • November 16, 2010
    Teresa Shepard says:
    Daddy you were always there too pick me up, when i needed you! And you will forever live in my heart!! I love you!

  • November 17, 2010
    Heather Hunter says:
    I love you Dada and I miss you so much!!!