James L. Sheppard Sr.
James L. "Jim" Sheppard Sr. - September 18, 2010 - Homosassa, FL - Age 69
A native of Norwalk, CT, he was born August 15, 1941 to John and Elizabeth Sheppard
moving here in 1982 from Jacksonville, FL
PNC, Personnelman Chief Petty Officer (E-7)*
USN RETIRED after 20 years of service
A member of Christian Center Church, Homosassa
His hobbies were fishing, bowling, gardening, cruising, woodworking, both auto and boat mechanics,
riding his John Deere tractors, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Laura; daughter Kimberly Rakestraw (Billy),
son: Jim Jr. (Michelle),
daughters: Kelli Sheppard (David Hancock), Kristi Higdon (Marty, Sr.), Shyla Solar;
grandchildren: Hailey, Brian, Thomas Duval (Lindsey), Ashly Sumlin (Josh), Brooke, Brittany, Hughstin, Marty Jr.,
Kearstin, Rachel, Faith and Emily;
great-grandchildren: Cali, Hayden and Wyatt;
mother and father-in-law: Sally and Jack May;
sister and brother-in-law: Linda and David Danford and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 23,
at 2:00 p.m. at Christian Center Church, 7961 W. Green Acres, Homosassa, Pastor Marcus Rooks officiating.
Interment was at Fero Memorial Gardens, Beverly Hills, with military honors rendered by the U.S. Navy.
* Disbursing Clerk (DK) and Personnelman (PN) merged into PS October 1, 2005
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