Roger Oliver Shepard was born in Anderson, S.C. on 08/07/1945 and died on 08/03/2013 in the Hospice Unit of Lake City V.A. in Lake City, FL. He was well take care of by the staff at the V.A.
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He was preceded in death by his parents Benjamin O. & Helen Bagwell Shepard of O'brien/ Lake City, FL. Roger and his parents started BD & R Hay Sales.
Roger supported 4-H and Branford FFA as well as Suwannee Rivers Riding Club and various other local organizations for many years.
Roger is survived by his wife, Connie H. Shepard of O'brien, FL. Son Daniel Shepard of Lake City, FL. Daughters Shelly (Kyle) Stout of Gainesville, FL, Tracie (Dan) Sax of Fernandina Beach, FL, Jeannie (Ronald) Young and Stacy (Ryan) Young of Branford, FL. Grandchildren Franklin & Christian Shepard of Lake City, FL., Christopher Barrett, Hannah & Braxton Young of Branford, FL. Long time friend Willie Poole of Lake City, FL as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins & friends.
At his request he was cremated. A memorial service will be held at Beth Haven Baptist Church on Smith/Market Rd. (CR240) at 10:30 A.M. on 08/17/13, where he was a member. Rev. Curt Bellinger & Rev. Randy Shepard will be officiating.
Roger requested that donations or contributions be made to Beth Haven Baptist Church.
Please come in casual attire. Everyone who knew Roger knew he was an avid animal lover and always wore boots & jeans.
Published in Lake City Reporter on Aug. 16, 2013