Ray Shepherd, 69

Ray Shepherd, 69, North Manchester, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Peabody Healthcare Center from complications of Lewy Body Dementia.

He was born March 15, 1948, in Gunlock, Ky., to Oakie & Lynda (Bailey) Shepherd.  On April 12, 1978, he married Jeanie Sue Purvis.  She passed away on Sept. 22, 2011. 

He worked at Wabash Manufacturing, Silver Lake, for 10 years.  He spoiled his daughter and grandchildren.  He was a very loving and giving man. 

He is survived by his daughter, Melinda Alice Roberts, Wabash; a brother, Dexter (Jane) Shepherd, North Webster; sisters, Mazie Lacy, Shelby, Ohio, Janice Cooley, Gunlock, Ky., and Ruth Newsome, Prestonsburg, Ky.; grandchildren, Damien (Kara) Shepherd, Wabash, and Lucas Roberts, Wabash; great-grandchildren, Kody Shepherd, Wabash, and Harper Shepherd,Wabash. 

Three brothers, Talmadge Shepherd, Palmer Shepherd and Elmer Shepherd, and one sister Cleo Patrick, are deceased. 

Family & Friends may call Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, from, 10a.m. - noon at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester.  Services will be Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at noon at the mortuary. The Rev. Sue Babovec will officiate.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, IN. 

For those who wish to honor the memory of Ray Shepherd, memorial contributions may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc., 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047 or Peabody Retirement Community, 400 West Seventh St., North Manchester, IN 46962.


Posted on 2017 Sep 14