Robert G. Shepherd
Robert G. Shepherd, age 85, of Shelby, died Monday, December 28, 2020 at OhioHealth Shelby Hospital.
Bob was born on June 30, 1935 in Grayson, Kentucky to the late Arthur Eugene and Emily (Whitt) Shepherd. On October 17, 1953, he married Evelyn (Knipp) Shepherd and they were faithful to each other and spent life together for over 65 years. She preceded him in death on August 17, 2019. Bob was the head of maintenance for Sherwin Williams in Richmond, Kentucky retiring in 1994 after 20 years. He enjoyed watching cowboy shows and golf on tv.
Bob is survived by his 4 children: Regina Lewis of Mansfield, Michael (Sharon) Shepherd of Shelby, Robert Daniel Shepherd of Cape Canaveral, FL, and Joseph A. (Amy Brewer) Shepherd of Berea, KY; 12 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; siblings: Donald (Christine) Shepherd, Brenda (Shelton) Morris, Irene (John) Stone, and Hannah (Monty) Perry; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, Bob was preceded in death by a brother: Gary Shepherd; a sister: Linda Smith; and a son in law: John Lewis.
Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 12 noon – 1 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services for Bob will immediately follow at 1 pm. Pastor Earl Tackett will officiate the services and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. We ask that masks are worn and social distancing is practiced.
Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on Bob’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.