John Richard Shepard Jr.

March 9, 1936 - November 29, 2016
John Richard Shepard Jr.

John Richard Shepard Jr. “Pop” 80, born in Wilmington, NC. Passed away Nov. 29, 2016.

He was the beloved husband of 61 years to Peggy (Oldham) Shepard; loving father of John (Libby) Shepard, Terry (Kim) Shepard, Windy (Jesse) Shepard, and Donald (Dana) Shepard. Also loved by brothers, sisters, family and friends . He was preceded in death by his parents, John R Shepard Sr., Ethel (Pickett) Shepard, and daughter, Cynthia (Simmons) Shepard. Proud grandfather of nine and Great Grandfather of twenty two.

“Pop” was an avid NC Tarheel fan and St. Louis Cardinals fan and also loved to fish. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family will be greatly appreciated.

Visitation will be Friday, December 9, 2016 in the Wilmington Funeral Chapel from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. with services beginning at 2 p.m.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation. 1535 S 41st Street. Wilmington, NC


Friday, December 9, 2016
2:00 PM

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  • December 02, 2016
    Mary says:
    He was such a kind man who loved his family dearly.

  • December 02, 2016
    Terry shepard says:
    It is with a heavy heart and tearful eyes that I express my condolences to my father who was the foundation of our family and the most caring of all fathers I will never forget the love you have shown and taught me to share with others I Love you to the moon and back "pop"

  • December 06, 2016
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