Richard "Rick" ShepardJuly 25, 1932 ~ October 23, 2017 (age 85)
SHEPARD, RICHARD. Formerly of Dorr Richard Edward "Rick" Shepard, 85, of Wyoming, Mi, passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord on October 23, 2017. He was born July 25, 1932 in Grand Rapids, MI to Edward and Bernice Shepard. He was preceded in death by his wife Barb (having 60 yrs of marriage) He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Nothing will fill the hole in our hearts. He retired from Spartan Stores as a semi-truck driver with over 33 years of dedicated service. He was very proud of his service awards. He was a Korean War Veteran and served his country with honor. He has been a loyal member of American Legion Post 127 since its establishment. He loved playing cards, bingo and spending time with friends. His time spent recently at Bayberry Farms has been memorable and he enjoyed the new friendship of all. He is survived by son, Steve and Shirley Shepard; daughter, Terri Shepard; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Don Bloem; son, Brian Shepard; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren. We love and will miss you Dad ! Steve, Shirley, Terri, Connie, Don and Brian. Following his wishes, he will be cremated. The family will meet locally at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Home in Dorr, MI on Nov 4 from 11am - 1pm. Immediately following the funeral service friends and family will gather together to honor and celebrate his life with an Honor Guard Salute at the Dorr American Legion Post 127.