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Mr. Willard Richard Shepherd of
Willard was preceded in death by his parents. Previous deceased wives are Catherine Florence, Dorothy Biggs and Eleanor Braxton. He was also predeceased by his brother Orey Shepherd, three sisters Beatrice Shepherd, Opal Drake, Dorothy Estill and one son Melvin Shepherd.
Survivors include his wife, Maggie Shepherd, two Sisters Izola Peak and Ruth Borndes of Bowling Green, Missouri, Six sons and two daughters, Gilbert Shepherd and wife Shirley of Quincy, Illinois, Gordon Shepherd of Bowling Green, Missouri, Milford Shepherd of Harrisburg, Missouri, Will Shepherd and wife Mary of Columbia, Missouri, Diann Moffett of Atlanta Georgia, Gregory Shepherd and wife Debbie of Fulton, Missouri, Pamela Shepherd of Columbia, Missouri, Mark Shepherd and wife Sharon of Wallkill, New York. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 2, 2008 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 2207 Holly Avenue, Columbia, Missouri. Willard Richard Shepherd was born in Pike County, Missouri on September 17, 1913, the son of the late Murray and Ollie Shepherd. Willard was a minister of Jehovah’s Witnesses and a farmer for many years in Pike County Missouri. Willard married Maggie Crinner on
Memorials are suggested to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 301 W. Smiley Lane, Columbia, Missouri 65202.