Ralph L. Shepard, age 88, of Liberty St., Jamestown, passed away Sunday morning, April 9, 2017 in his residence after a long term illness.

He was born in Greenville on July 1, 1928 and was raised by his father Lawrence Shepard and his step-mother Marie. Ralph served in the United States Army and retired from the Bessemer & Lake Erie R.R.

On April 25, 1981 Ralph married the former Thelma Owens, she passed away on October 26, 2015. He enjoyed gardening, wood working, and messing with muzzle loaders. 

He is survived by two daughters, Sandy Bright and her husband Buck of Kinston, NC, Ruth Ann Reagle and her husband Chris of Greenville; two brothers, William Shepard and his wife Judy of Greenville, Kenneth Shepard and his wife Penny of Hadley; a sister, Marilyn Edney and her companion Lenny of Greenville; 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, four step-daughters, a step-son, 12 step-grandchildren, 17 step-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews .

Ralph was preceded in death by her parents and his wife.



  1. Mary Calladine Mary Calladine
    April 12, 2017    

    Sandy and family,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this time. May God give you strength and comfort as you go thru this time
    of need.

  2. Donna and Grant Connelly Donna and Grant Connelly
    April 13, 2017    

    Sandy,Becky and family our deepest sympathy. Ralph was a wonderful man and a kind soul he will be deeply missed.

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