Richard Edgar Shepard, Sr., age 70, of Hampstead passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Stoneridge Assisted Living.
He was born November 10, 1943 in Wilmington, North Carolina the son of the late Clarence Shepard and Trudy Viola Shepard. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Brenda Shepard and daughter, Lois Smith.
Rickie loved to be on the water and enjoyed fishing. He worked for years with Mason’s Marina in the Middle Sound Area as a commercial fisherman. He had a deep love of family and enjoyed spending time with them.
He is survived by his son, Richard “Eddie” E. Shepard, Jr. and wife Rose; grandson, Zackary Shepard; two sisters and one brother.
The family will hold a private service at a later date.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099