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John Edwin Shepherd

Mobile, Alabama

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John Edwin Shepherd – age 96; a native of Birmingham, AL and a longtime resident of Mobile, AL died Sunday, September 8, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Shepherd was a graduate of West End High School where he served as captain of the football team and President of the Student Body. He served his...

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John will always have a special place in my heart. We were very close during our Southern Life years. John was a very bright man. I've never known anyone who combined such a brilliant intellectual with a humble spirit. Those two characteristics don't usually go together. He was truly a selfless individual, always considering others first. I love you brother. Rest In Peace,

John Ed was a sweet and wonderful man but having the parents he was blessed with he had no choice.
He looks like my beloved Uncle Grant and I am sorry we didn't spend more time together.
Love to all the family and much love...he is home with his Heavenly Father now.
My heart is heavy...

John Ed was a special person. Smart, generous, self-sacrificing and hard working are just a few thoughts that come to mind. I had the privilege of working closely with him for over 20 years at SOUTHERN Life & Health In's. Co. in Birmingham. We developed a tight bond as our roles in the company were closely aligned. He truly fulfilled the mandate of Christ: Do unto others as you would do unto yourself. I have never known a person with a greater servant's heart than John Ed. I will never...

Me and my family lived a half of block from the Shepherd family. Great family. Miss them all. Not a bad one in the bunch.