Johnson Funeral Home

2685 Henderson Dr, Jacksonville, NC


William "Bill" Troy Shepard

January 4, 1934February 28, 2020

William "Bill" Troy Shepard, 86, of Jacksonville passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020 surrounded by his family.

He was born on January 4, 1934 to Roxah and Lida Leary Shepard. He finished his career at Stanadyne Corporation. Bill loved fishing and playing music.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Wendell Shepard and Sana Jenkins.

Bill is survived by his wife Nellie Diane "Ann" Shepard; daughters, Susie Orr (Daniel) and Sylvia McDaniel (Danny); grandchildren, Darrell Ragon Jr., Christina Simmons, Melissa Endicott, Crystal McDaniel, Brandon Williams, Jason Williams, Kayla McDaniel, and Joshua McDaniel; and 13 great-grandchildren. Father-in-law, James McIntosh and sister-in-law, Sherry Glover.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Johnson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Johnson Funeral Home's Chapel. He will be laid to rest in the Scott Shepard Family Cemetery on Harris Creek Loop Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill's name may be made to his wife, Nellie Diane Shepard, to help with ongoing expenses. These may be mailed to Ann's attention to Johnson Funeral Home, 2685 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28546.


  • Visitation Friday, March 6, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 7, 2020


William "Bill" Troy Shepard

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