Jimmy C. (Jim) Sheppard, 80 of Palestine WV, departed this life on June 24, 2015, at CAMC General, Charleston WV.|
He was born November 4, 1934, the son of the late C. Cleveland and Cigal Mary (Cox) Sheppard.
He was a 1954 graduate of Wirt County High School, and served in the United States Army from 1955-1957. He was retired in 1990 from The West Virginia Department of Agriculture as a live stock inspector.
He enjoyed farming, rabbit hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Jim is survived by his wife, Lois (Hanna) Sheppard; children, Deanna (Bill) Fisher of Parkersburg WV, Kimberly (Perry) Adkins of Elizabeth WV, David Sheppard (Darla Taylor) of Palestine; grandchildren,
Wesley (Stephany) Long, Kyle and Kory Long all of Elizabeth, and Ian Sheppard of Newark WV; great grandchildren, Sylvia and Jedidiah Long of Elizabeth; 3 sisters, Wanda McCoy of Parkersburg, Joan (Richard) Fulton of Conway SC, Mary Lou (Jim) Wyrick of Stuart FL; and his faithful companion "Boots".
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by son-in-law, Rick Long; 5 brothers, Donald, Lynn, Charles, John Sheppard and infant brother Paul; 4 sisters, Thelma Light, Juanita Chipman, Myrtle Cooper and Flora Mae Harper.
Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday June 26, 2015 at Matheny Whited Funeral Home of Elizabeth WV with the Rev. William Delmas Stutler officiating. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday June 25, 2015 and Friday June 26 from noon until time of the service.
Military Graveside services will be at Hill Grove #2 Palestine WV.