Merle J. Shephard, 79, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills in Tell City.
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He was born in Cannelton Aug. 15, 1933, to the late James and Maude (Keiser) Shephard. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.
Merle was a 1951 graduate of Troy High School and was an Army veteran. He served in Germany during the Korean Conflict.
A retired farmer, Merle enjoyed watching high-school basketball.
Surviving are his children, Scarlet (Cheyenne) Carter, John (Susan) Shephard and Walt (Teresa) Shephard, all of Cannelton; a brother, Maurice Shephard of Cannelton; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, (today) at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.ÊThe Rev. Lewis Garrett will officiate.
Messages of condolence may be left online at www.zoercher-gillickfuneralhome.com.
Published in Perry County News on Sept. 27, 2012