Shepard, Barry Dean
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The world is an emptier place without Barry Shepard. He was a man of great dignity; compassionate, kind, loving and honest. Our lives will never be the same without him.
Barry was a devoted husband to Alexandra for 22 years, and an amazing father to two beautiful children, Morgan and Cole.
Both a talented artist and a gifted athlete, Barry was ranked the number one high jumper in the world, and in 1970 earned a place on the U.S. track-and-field team.
For over 40 years, his creativity and vision led SHR Branding to what it is today, one of the premier branding agencies in the country.
Barry was passionate about photography, capturing some of the most beautiful images of creatures large and small. Through his photographs and the values he instilled in his children, Barry will live on forever.
Heaven gained a beautiful angel on November 12, 2012, but left a huge hole in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
A private celebration of life has been held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Phoenix Zoo or the
Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 18, 2012