Cornell F. Shepherd Sr.,|
ELYRIA - Retired SFC Sergeant Cornell F. Shepherd Sr., 79, of Elyria passed away peacefully in the UH EMH in Elyria on March 25, 2014 following a short illness.
He was born in Cleveland Ohio then coming to Elyria after his retirement from the U.S. Army.
He attended the Cleveland public school system, after graduation Mr. Shepherd joined the U.S Army in 1956.
Mr. Shepherd was a recruiter for the U.S Army in Elyria. He enjoyed building trains and model cars and riding his motorcycle.
He is survived by his son Vincent D. Shepherd of Lorain, 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, sisters; Laverne Williams, Darlene Washington, Arnetta (John)Parker, Nadine (Ernie) Fuller all of Cleveland, brothers; Lamar (Cynthia) Shepherd, Calvin Shepherd both of Cleveland, a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by son Cornell F. Shepherd Jr., brother; Donald C. Shepherd.
Friends may call Thursday April 3, 2014 from 10am until time of service at 10:30am at the Carter Funeral Home 3001 Elyria Ave., Lorain, Burial will be in Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery in Rittman Ohio.
Arrangements entrusted to Carter Funeral Homes, Inc., 3001 Elyria Ave, Lorain, Ohio (440-244-5200). Online condolences can be sent to www.Carterfuneralhomesinc.com
Published in The Morning Journal on Apr. 1, 2014