Willie Shepherd

Mr. Willie George Shepherd of 25 Shepherd Drive in Pine Mountain passed away Friday at his home.

Mr. Shepherd, a native of Harris County, was born July 22, 1931, and was the son of the late Abbie Sr. and Mary Emma Shepherd. He was the oldest boy in a family of fifteen consisting of five brothers and nine sisters. He was a retired bus driver for the Troup County School System. In addition he was employed at Callaway Gardens and First United Methodist Church of Pine Mountain. He was a member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his daughters: Charlotte (Chauncey) Ferguson, Columbus, GA; Betty (Alonzo) Hudson, Pine Mountain, GA; three grandsons: Jeremy Ferguson, Brandon Hudson and Justin Hudson; three special nephews: Lavar, Adrian and Joshua Shepherd; five sisters: Claudia (Joseph) Ellison, Dorothy Williams, Elizabeth Hill, Vernetta Shepherd, and Lucille Robinson; three brothers: Abbie Shepherd Jr., Earl (Mary) Shepherd, and Leonard Shepherd; two sisters-in-law: Vivian Shepherd and Janet Shepherd; many other nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lee Shepherd; two brothers: Virgil Shepherd and Wilbur Shepherd Sr.; three sisters: Sarah Lee Gates, Lena Shepherd, and Catherine Hill; seven brothers-in-law: John, Willie "Shug", Clifford "Bud", Brinson Jr., Bennie "Ben", Dan Joseph and Herschel "Homer" Malone; and three sisters-in-law: Zola, Virginia and Mary.

The Celebration of Life Service will be Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 1:00PM at the First United Methodist Church of Pine Mountain. Rev. John Tompkins will officiate. Burial will be in the Shepherd Family Cemetery.

The family will be at their home.

Condolences may be expressed by visitng www.lakesdunsonrobertson.com.

Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral Home

Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home - La Grange
201 Hamilton St.  La Grange, GA 30241
(706) 882-6411

Published in LaGrange Daily News from Sept. 3 to Sept. 4, 2013