Harold Lamar "Dick" Sheppard (1922 - 2016)

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Harold Lamar "Dick" Sheppard, 93 of Augusta, GA passed away peacefully on December 5, 2016 in Solomons, MD. He was born on December 12, 1922 in Avera, GA to the late William Luther and Clara Hadden Sheppard. He was the beloved husband of Johna E. Sheppard whom he married on July 5, 1942 and preceded him in death on October 19, 2010.

Dick graduated from Avera High School and went on to join the U.S. Army. He served with the 88th Infantry Division (Fighting Blue Devils), 313th Engineer Combat Battalion during WWII and was part of the second wave of deployment on the Anzio Beach Landing in 1944. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and fought in the Korean War. Dick retired in 1963 after 22 years of distinguished service.

Dick is survived by his daughters, Ann Jilka and her husband Rodney of Salina, KS, and Kay Sexton and her husband Wayne of Lusby, MD; siblings, Evelyn S. Faglier of Warrenton, GA, and Hadden Sheppard of Augusta, GA; 4 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, and 3 Great- Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, siblings and granddaughter Horace Sheppard, Ruth S. Dye, Vera S. Dye, Ethel S. Giles, Johnnie S. Tyner, William E. Sheppard and Kimberly Ann Jilka-Peterson.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 12, 2016, 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel at Thomas Poteet & Son. Interment will follow, 2:00 P.M. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Avera, GA with military honors.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon 3:00 until 5:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com ~~The Augusta Chronicle - December 9, 2016

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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Dec. 9, 2016
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