KINGS MOUNTAIN-- Paul Enlo Sheppard, 78, resident of Kings Mountain, died Oct. 4, 2013, at his home. He was born in Cherokee County, S.C., to the late Basil Elmer Sheppard and Lizzie Mae Black Sheppard.
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He was also preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Aileen Caveny Sheppard; and brother, Basil Elmer Sheppard, Jr.
Mr. Sheppard was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Blacksburg, S.C., and retired from Guardsmark, Charlotte. He graduated from Limestone College and was a Mason. Paul served his country honorably for 24 years in the United States Army from 1955 to 1979 and achieved the rank of SGM. As a special forces soldier, Paul conducted operations in Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, and Okinawa and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Bronze Star, and numerous other awards and decorations. He was a member of the Special Forces Association Chapter 1-18, Fayetteville.
He is survived by his son, Robert M. Sheppard and wife Joni of McDonough, Ga.; daughter, Leisa S. Kelly and husband Kevin of Savannah, Ga.; sister, Margaret Sheppard Washburn of Concord; sister-in-law, Lucille Bowen of Kings Mountain; six grandchildren, Alex Stone, Jonathan Stone, Lauren Sheppard, Robert Kelly, Robert Sheppard and Cullen Kelly; and one great-granddaughter, Kathleen Stone.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel
Officiated By: The Rev. Harold Beam
Internment: Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Blacksburg, S.C.
Funeral Home: Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, is handling the arrangements,
Memorials: May be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, Kings Mountain Hospice, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150
Online Guest Register: www.harrisfunerals.com
Published in Shelby Star on Oct. 5, 2013