Thomas “Tommy” Lee Shepard Jr.

May 18, 1947 - October 28, 2017
Thomas “Tommy” Lee Shepard Jr.


Thomas “Tommy” Lee Shepard Jr. of Wilmington passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

He was born in Wilmington on May 18, 1947 to the late Thomas Lee Shepard Sr. and Mazie Shepard Foister.  He is also preceded in death by his grandparents, William Thomas Batts, Mollie Sanders Batts, Dewey Lee Shepard and Maggie Rogers Shepard; sister: Lucille Hope Shepard; sister-in-law: Rosemary Shepard; and one nephew: Thomas Brian Shepard; mother-in-law: Eunice Dickens; and brother-in-law: Barry Lanier.

Tommy is survived by his wife, Teresa Lanier Shepard and two daughters: Melissa Shepard (Cindy) and Wendy Shepard Meeks;  his siblings: Wayne Shepard, Angela Faith Shepard and Cecilia Joy Shepard; grandchildren:  Richard Holmes, Isabella Rose Holmes, Joseph Holmes, Abagail Murphy, Nicole Meeks and Teddy Meeks; sister-in-laws: Jennifer Cherry (Bill), Robin Horrell, Tammy Landreth (Joey) and Bunny Quinn; brother-in-law: Lannie Lanier, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Tommy was was a loving, devoted husband and father.  He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate Tommy’s life on Saturday, November 4, 2017  11 AM   at Middle Sound Advent Christian Church, Wilmington NC.

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  • October 30, 2017
    Terri Howard lit a candle:
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  • October 30, 2017
    Kevin Kelly says:
    Uncle Tommy, I will always be grateful to you for everything you taught me and instilled in me. In many ways, you were like a father to me. As long as I live, I will attempt to honor you by being a loving, caring, and giving person. I will carry all of the knowledge and wisdom you gave me as long as I am on this earth. Thank you for being such a wonderful uncle: someone I could confide in and receive guidance from. I will miss your smile, laugh, jokes, and sweet disposition, always. I love you!!!

  • October 30, 2017
    Lois sykes says:
    I am sending my love n prayers to your family.

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