Johnny Edward Shepherd
June 21, 1936 – April 1, 2021
Johnny Edward Shepherd, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2021. He was born June 21, 1936 In Corpus Christi, Texas.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960 serving tours of duty in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Newfoundland, and Greenland. One of the highlights on the USS Lindenwald coming back from Greenland in the Atlantic Ocean the ship ran into a hurricane and hit an iceberg knocking out the radar and sonar. They survived and the ship made it back to Virginia.
In 1964, he met, fell in love and in 1965 married Sue Lee. He and Susie spent the next 56 years in love and happiness. They enjoyed spending fun vacations to California, Arizona, Missouri, Utah and Florida, as well as many wonderful trips to Branson Missouri and to Disney World several times. Many great times were experienced with friends, Ray and Clara Mucciacciaro, Donra and Loren Paulson, Ana and Cliff Kemple, Diana and Bill Mareth, Sandy and Richard Hedges and Betty and John Wyeth. Johnny loved visiting his sister, Reatha in Utah and sister, Patsy in Detroit, Texas.
Johnny worked for Coca Cola Company for many years as well as 38 years for National Linen Company along with other places of employment.
He was a long-time member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Johnny served in various church callings over the years. As a teenager, he help build the Corpus Christi First Ward on Up River Road. He learned many building skills.
Johnny enjoyed his retirement years bowling, especially with his friend, Loren Paulson. He also spent many years having breakfast at Whataburger with his buddies. Johnny enjoyed many years of pizza birthday parties with is best “Bro,” Ray Mucciacciaro since their birthdays were on the same day. Ray made the best Italian pizzas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Malcolm and Beulah Shepherd. Brothers, Edgar Augusta and Bill Shepherd, Sisters, Reatha Gordon and Dorothy Evans and one Step-son, Randy Lee. Johnny is survived by his wife, Susie, Son, Jeff (Jennifer), Grandchildren, Luke Shepherd, Tara (Ryan) Swartz, Matthew (Emily) Shepherd, Tiffany (Thomas) Richardson, Evan Johnson, Brett Johnson, Great-grandchildren, Berkeley, Brockston, Braden and Briggs Swartz, Tessa and Tyce Richardson and Ava Shepherd. He is also survived by his Sister, Patsy (Max) Doyle, Nieces, Carolyn Stryzek, Becky Williams, Cynthia (Ross) Austin, nephew, Curtis Doyle, Sister-in-law, Sherry (Harold) Roberts and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family is grateful for meals provided by the Corpus Christi Second Ward Relief Society and grateful for much care and concern from friends from Corpus Christi First Ward, Corpus Christi Second Ward and Corpus Christi Third Ward. We are eternally grateful for the association with such a loving church family. Funeral services are entrusted by Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 8200 Old Brownsville Rd.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Memory Gardens Funeral Home.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Memory Gardens Funeral Home. Interment will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery, 9974 IH-37 Access Road.
In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity or to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Humanitarian Aid.
- Susie Shepherd, Spouse
- Jeff Shepherd (Jennifer), Son
- Luke Shepherd, Grandchild
- Tara Swartz (Ryan), Grandchild
- Matthew Shepherd (Emily), Grandchild
- Tiffany Richardson (Thomas), Grandchild
- Evan Johnson, Grandchild
- Brett Johnson, Grandchild
- Berkeley, Brockston, Braden and Briggs Swartz, Great Grandchildren
- Tessa and Tyce Richardson, Great Grandchildren
- Ava Shepherd, Great Grandchild
- Patsy Doyle (Max), Sister
- Carolyn Stryzek, Niece
- Becky Williams, Niece
- Cynthia Austin (Ross), Niece
- Curtis Doyle, Nephew
- Sherry Roberts (Harold), Sister-in-law
- Malcolm and Beulah Shepard, Parents (deceased)
- Edgar Augusta and Bill Shepherd, Brothers (deceased)
- Reatha Gordon and Dorothy Evans, Sisters (deceased)
- Randy Lee, Step Son (deceased)
- Duane Clayton
- Curtis Doyle
- Jim Geppelt
- Tone Johnson
- Jerry Kizerian
- Alex Shum
- Luke Shepherd
- Robert Wittwer
- Rocky Delaney, Honorary
- John English, Honorary
- Jesse Hargrove, Honorary
- Ray Heenan, Honorary
- Cliff Kemple, Honorary
- Dale Killian, Honorary
- Don Lee, Honorary
Johnny Edward Shepherd
April 11, 2021
It is my pleasure to have worked with Johnny Shepherd , he was my boss and a very good one we had so many laughs because he treated all his employees just the same, like not only as an employee but a friend, also , I worked with him till it was closing time in the year of 2000 even after it was closed he called me in to see if I could fix some last fixing of a contract that needed to be repaired , my deepest condolences to all his friends and families, god bless everyone
April 4, 2021
Sue and family, we are so sorry to hear of Johnny's passing; having been neighbors for so long it's going to be hard to not see him out working in the yard. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim and Mary Falwell
Cynthia & Ross Austin
April 3, 2021
We have so many cherished memories of Uncle Johnny. Some of my favorites though were when I was a little girl and he and Aunt Sue would come to Missouri to visit and we would go to St. Louis and take an excursions on the Riverboat, the Admiral. I hope I can find some photos from back then.
And every time we came to Corpus he would come with us to Snoopy’s even though he did not like seafood one little bit. But he happily ate a burger and endured smelling it while we indulged! We love you so much Aunt Sue and we will miss Uncle Johnny so very, very much. Cynthia & Ross