Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home & Lynnhurst Cemetery

2300 West Adair Drive, Knoxville, TN


Willis Eugene Shephard

June 4, 1943August 12, 2019

Shephard, Willis Eugene 76 of Powell, TN passed away at home Monday, August 12, 2019 with his loving wife by his side. He was a member of The Church at Sterchi Hills. Willis retired from Astrom Powers but his passion was gardening and working in his yard. Willis was preceded in death by parents, Grace and Lawrence Shephard; brothers, Homer, David, Stanley, J.C. Shephard. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Patsy Shephard; sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Doyle Hurd; sister-in-law, Linda Tortorich; host of nieces, nephews and many friends. Family will receive friends Thursday, August 15th from 5-7pm at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home. Graveside service will take place Friday, August 16th at 1:00pm, meeting at Greenwood Cemetery on Tazewell Pike. Service to be officiated by Pastor Joel Dew. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the building fund at The Church at Sterchi Hills 904 Dry Gap Pike Knoxville, TN 37918.


  • The Church at Sterchi Hills Building Fund


  • Visitation Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, August 16, 2019


Willis Eugene Shephard

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Lois (McCoy) Barnes

August 14, 2019

Pat, I am so sorry about your loss. I haven't seen you or Willis in quite a few years but I do have a lot of great memories of you two. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Debra Catlett Grimm

August 14, 2019

Patsy, I’m so sad to hear about Willis. Our prayers and thoughts be with you . I will always love you. We are still in the same house you remember in Seymour. Would love to talk when you feel like it. 🙏🏻

Susan Lewis

August 13, 2019

It won’t be the same now as I pass by. He was always working in the yard. If he was outside, he would always wave and smile. I was always fascinated at the way he would “vacuum” the cuttings after he trimmed the hedges. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for your loss. He will be missed!

James and Susan Lewis
One of your Barrington neighbors.

Tresa Batson

August 13, 2019

I am so sorry to hear this. Mr. Shepherd was a wonderful neighbor to us for nearly twenty years and always delighted me and my daughters by sharing his cut flowers. We will miss seeing him working in the yard and visiting his neighbors. My condolences to his wife and family.