OBITUARY

James Hayden Shepherd Jr.

October 20, 1957January 7, 2021
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James (Jim) Hayden Shepherd Jr., 63 of Cornelius, NCvpassed Tuesday, January 7, 2021 in Huntersville, NC. Jim was born October 20, 1957 to James and Virginia (Stewart) Shepherd in Charlotte, NC. He graduated from Providence Day in 1975 and later attended Western Carolina University where he obtained his bachelor and master degrees. Jim enjoyed watching the news, staying up to date with the weather & cheering for the Tampa Bay Bucs and UCF Knights. Jim had a love for sports and had a deep passion for coaching. He thoroughly enjoyed coaching his daughters Carly and Emily on the softball field for several years. Jim was a truly wonderful father who put all 3 of his daughters first in everything he did. He was their biggest cheerleader, motivator and voice of reason. He is survived by his former wife Judy (Dills) Shepherd of Tampa, FL and their daughters Lauren (Jeffery) Stopka of Johnson City, TN, Carly (Glenn) Parker of Kannapolis, NC and Emily Shepherd of Tampa, FL. He’s also survived by the loves of his life, his granddaughters Hayden Grace and Ellie Brooke; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive guests on Sunday, January 17th at 11 AM at McEwen Funeral Home on Monroe Road. Graveside service to follow at Sharon Memorial Park. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider making a donation in Jim’s name to the Kari’s Heart Foundation https://karisheartfoundation.org/donate.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 17, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, January 17, 2021

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Jennifer Schoondyke

January 15, 2021

Thank you for the donations that are being given to Kari's Heart Foundation in Jimmy's memory! They will help local families of hospitalized children. God bless you! RIP Jimmy!

Myra Rounds

January 12, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. Aunt Ginny, his mom, and my mother, Dot Stewart, were sisters-in-law and good friends. Jimmy was the youngest of the Stewart grandchildren and I was next and there was 11 years between us but there was a huge range of ages among all of us. I hadn't seen Jimmy in a number of years but always enjoyed being with him. He will be remembered very fondly.

God Bless.

Karen Teague

January 11, 2021

Jimmy and I were second cousins through his mother my Aunt Ginny and my grandmother Louise Phillips. I can’t recall how long it has been since I had seen him but believe it was at his Mothers funeral which was several years ago. I am so sorry to hear of his passing but so glad he had children and grandchildren to love and that he was so involved in their lives and they loved him too. Jimmy as I always knew you by, you will be missed and thought of often. May you Rest In Peace dear cousin. Love, Karen

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