Harlin Sheppard

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Funeral service for Harlin Sheppard, 85, will be held on today, March 28, 2017, at 2 p.m. from Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Fetner officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty East Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017. Mr. Sheppard passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at his residence. Survivors include his niece/caregiver, Teresa Kirby; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Diane Seago, of Jonesboro, Ga., Elaine Clark, of Riverdale, Ga., and Novice Gasaway, of Mableton, Ga., and three brothers, Wayne Sheppard (wife, Debbie), of Stockbridge, Ga., Travis Sheppard, of Douglasville, Ga., and Kenny Sheppard of Roanoke. Pallbearers will be Tim McManus, Kenneth Phillips, Riley Burke, and Tony Sheppard. A Randolph County native, Mr. Sheppard was born on May 17, 1931, the son of Jerry and Mattie Gore Sheppard. He was a United States Army veteran, a member of the East Point Masonic Lodge, American Legion, of Roanoke, and the Rock Mills Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Sheppard worked 37 years for General Motors. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 63 years, Janell Sheppard; one daughter, Cindy Phillips; one son, Mike Sheppard; one grandson, Tommy Burke; one great-grandson, Dalton Burke; two sisters, Marlene Moon and Delte Sheppard, and one brother, Jerry Sheppard. Memorials may be floral or donations may be made to the Rock Mills Cemetery Fund c/o Sherry Towler. Online condolences may be expressed at quattlebaumfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Anniston Star on Mar. 28, 2017