KINGS MOUNTAIN-Mr. Gerald "Randy" Randall Sheppard, 69, of Kings Mountain, passed away Jan. 21, 2013.
A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late John Devaney Sheppard and Macie Edith Randall Sheppard.
Mr. Sheppard owned and operated Sheppard's Welding for nearly 40 years. He loved fishing, cutting grass, working in his shop and fellowshipping with his friends. He attended Shelby Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Brenda Melton Sheppard; two sisters, Frances Sheppard Caveny and Carolyn Sheppard Roberts; and two brothers, Donald Sheppard and Charles Sheppard.
He is survived by his wife, Charlene Sheppard of the home; two daughters, Sandy Sheppard Surber of Kings Mountain and Sharon Sheppard White and husband Brent of Grover; one son, Scott Sheppard and wife Hope of Tenn.; one brother, Harrill Sheppard and wife Letha of Blacksburg, S.C.; two sister-in-laws, Belle Sheppard of Blacksburg, and JoAnn Sheppard of Shelby; one step-son, Dwayne Kimsey and wife Jaime of Spartanburg, S.C.; 14 grandchildren, Magan and Hannah Surber, Dillon White, Morgan, Nathan, Olivia, Luke and Colin Sheppard, Dusty, Jaden, Cameron, Madison, Ruthie and Charlie Rose Kimsey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cleveland Funeral Services. Family headquarters is at 117 Huntseat Lane, Kings Mountain.
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel
Officiated By: Pastor Mike Carper
Burial: Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain
Funeral Home: Cleveland Funeral Services and Crematory is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Sandy Surber Cancer Fund, Fidelity Bank, 403 South Battleground Ave., Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086
Online Condolences: www.clevelandfuneralservice.com