Woodrow “Woody” Shepherd, age 93, of rural Avilla, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 at Northridge Village, Albion. Mr. Shepherd was born in Salt Lick, Kentucky on April 2, 1926 to the late Russell and Molly (Shepherd) Shepherd. He honorably served his country in the United States Army in during both WWII and the Korean Conflict Era. He married Vonda Jean Chaffins on November 2, 1960 in Garrett, Kentucky. Woody was a fitter welder with American Hoist & Derrick.
Wife, Vonda Shepherd of Avilla.
Son, Timothy and Mandi Shepherd of Albion.
Son, Anthony and Rita Shepherd of Garrett.
Son, Philip Shepherd of Avilla.
Three grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Brother, Raymond Lowell and Barbara Shepherd of Avilla.
Sister, Jeanette Terry of Kendallville.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Edgar Shepherd and four sisters, Mattie Stonebraker, Audrey Prater, Ednie Bailey, and Dolly Ratliff.
Visitation will be held Thursday, November 14th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Salem United Baptist Church near Rome City.
Burial with military honors will follow at Swan Cemetery near LaOtto.
Arrangements by Hite Funeral Home.
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