Jack Leroy Sheppard, 77, passed away June 26, 2020, at the Colonial Springs Health Care Facility in Buffalo, Mo. Services were held on June 27, 2020.

He was born on Sept. 11, 1942, in Hartford, Indiana, to Frank and Dorothy (Nunn) Sheppard.

He loved farming, fishing, taking road trips, and drinking coffee in the mornings with his friend at McDonald’s.

During his first marriage to Patricia Wilson, three children were born, Terry, Tracy and Stephanie.

He was united in marriage to his second wife, Sylvia (McAlexander) Sheppard, in 1974, and they raised their four children together, built many houses, and spoiled their nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by both parents, Frank and Dorothy Sheppard, in 1986; and one brother, Donald “Don” Sheppard, Vietnam veteran, in 1967.

He was survived by his wife, Sylvia Sheppard of Iowa; all four of his children: Terry Sheppard of Louisburg, Mo., Tracy Adams of Springfield, Mo., Stephanie Parish of Elkland, Mo., and David Sheppard of Illinois; all nine of his grandchildren: Kara Stafford, Skyler Small, Brandon Swigert, Taiylor Evans, David Pease, Hannah Sheppard, Franklin and his wife, Marina Sheppard, Katilynn Sheppard and Samantha Sheppard; two great-grandchildren: Mackenzie and Kayla Klapp; and his brothers: Ernie and his wife, Anna Sheppard, of Edwards, Mo., Robert “Bob” and his wife, Sharon Sheppard, of Bonner Springs, Kan., Steve and his wife, Brenda Sheppard, of Edwardsville, Kan., and Larry and his wife, Debbie Angell, of Linwood, Kan.

He leaves behind many family and friends who will miss him dearly.

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