Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

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 or by leaving a comment on Bob’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Sherry Henson says:

    So sorry to hear about uncle bob we will be praying for you guys love you and the family

  2. Nadine and Tommy says:

    Joe Amy and kids, we are so sorry for the loss of your dad and papaw .Prayers sent your way.

  3. Sarah says:

    I had the privilege of getting to know Bob while working at Crestwood Care Center. He always greeted me with a smile and a little wave before I could walk over and give him a hug. And on my way out the door he was certain to tell me to “be careful.” This was our daily ritual and it always made me smile. He spoke lovingly about his family, looked after the other residents, and enjoyed reminiscing about days spent on the golf course. My prayers and deepest condolences are with his family and friends.

  4. Vicki Fosdyck says:

    I couldn’t have asked for a better father-in-law. He was such a loving, caring, helpful and wonderful person who loved his wife (Evelyn), his kids, grand-kids and family. My prayers go out to the family. As a loved ones leaves us here on earth, an Angel is born in heaven. RIP Papaw

  5. Lacey shepherd -waldo says:

    I’m going to miss grandpa so much he was such a nice and sweet man . He is with grandma now together again .. may they both Rest In Peace love you grandpa

  6. McKinley Jewell says:

    Our deepest condolences, Bill and Darlene Jewell.

  7. Lee & Sharon Mellott says:

    Dear Regina, Michael, Daniel and Joe, We were sorry to hear of Uncle Bob’s passing.We have fond memories of years gone by. May God comfort your hearts is our prayer.

  8. Mima (Seeley) Brinegar says:

    So sorry to hear of his passing. Wish we could have attended services. What a great reunion day awaits. Sending our love and prayers!

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