Dewey B. Shepherd, age 74, passed away on Wednesday evening, September 29, in the comfort of his home.
He was born in Bell County, Kentucky, on November 1, 1946, the son of Dewey B. & Pearl M. French Shepherd.
Dewey attended Fountain City High School and later served in the US Army. He married the former Linda L. Hensley on December 11, 1965. Their union was blessed with four children. Dewey was a carpenter, having worked at Oberle & Associates for many years and 39 years as a Union carpenter. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and also enjoyed woodworking and crafts. He was a member of Chapter #552, Order of Eastern Star and Whitewater Masonic Lodge #159.
Dewey will be missed by his wife of 55 years, Linda Shepherd; children, Randy Shepherd & wife, Lisa, Sheri Shepherd, Beth Dixon & husband, Brent, Joshua Shepherd & wife, Marcy; 7 grandchildren, Mariah (Sarah) Henderson, Jordan (Taylor) Lett, Tucker Shepherd, Alyson Stover, Brently Dixon, Leah Lahman, Olivia Shepherd; 1 great-granddaughter, Lorelei Lett; sister, Diecy Keith & husband, Terry.
Dewey was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Jonna Lee Shepherd.
Public visitation for Dewey will be from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, October 3, at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Fraternal rites will be delivered by Whitewater Masonic Lodge #159 and Chapter #552, Order of Eastern Star beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Funeral services for Dewey will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 4 at the funeral home. Pastor Dave Anderson will officiate. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are encouraged for JACY House, 1400 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, IN 47374.