Oct. 21, 1938 — Jan. 3, 2008
MANSFIELD — James W. Shepherd, 69, of Greenwich, died Thursday at MedCentral Hospital, Mansfield after a short illness.
He was born Oct. 21, 1938 in Willard, the son of the late Chester and Bessie Shepherd.
He had been a lifelong resident of Greenwich, and was a 1957 graduate of Greenwich High School. He had served in the U.S. Army in Germany and worked at the G.M. Plant in Mansfield for 33 years, retiring in 1993. He enjoyed his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, of 47 years, Julia (McGriff) Shepherd; sons, Scott (Robin) Shepherd of Greenwich and Greg (Shari) Shepherd of Mansfield; a daughter, Sonia (Jeff) Oney of Greenwich; eight grandchildren; four sisters, Joanne Wise and friend Bob Mclane, Sue Music, Sandy (Albert) Conaway all of Greenwich, Wilda (Dennis) Stumbo of Shiloh; four brothers, David (Imogene) Shepherd of Greenwich, Jerry Shepherd and friend Eva of Greenwich, Gene (Kathie) Shepherd of New London and Tim (Kathy) Shepherd of Greenwich.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Patty Uland.
Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Eastman Funeral Home, 49 West Main St., Greenwich. Friends may also call from10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, 96 Townsend St., Greenwich, with the Rev. Bob Hudberg officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwich Greenlawn Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Inc., 2831 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44115. Online condolences may be made at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com