May 26, 1940 – June 1, 2020
Carl L. Shepherd (1940 – 2020) Carl Shepherd passed away on June 1, 2020 at the age of 80 after battling cancer for more than a year. Carl was born in Quincy, Illinois on May 26, 1940 and was the son of the late Carl and Virginia (Epperson) Shepherd. Carl proudly served in the US Navy from 1957 until 1977. During his career in the military he served on the USS Snowden, USS Yosemite, USS Shangrila, USS Fulton, USS John W. Weeks, USS Gearing, USS Howard W Gilmore, and the USS Sunbird. He also served as a Coxswain of an admiral’s barge and a captain’s boat. Upon retiring from the Navy, he worked as a tugboat captain, landscaping and maintenance and crane operator. He is survived by his wife Carol Ann (Britton) Shepherd, daughter Tammy Lee (Shepherd) Skau (Vernon) of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and son Carl Lee Shepherd (LuAnn) of Noank, Connecticut, grandsons Jesse Shepherd, David Skau (Jillian), Daniel Skau (Jennah) and three great granddaughters. He is survived by two brothers Ron Shepherd (Monica) of Illinois, Don Shepherd (Dianne) of Tennessee and sister Bonnie March of Illinois. Carl was preceded in death by sisters Carol Peacock and Patty Ballard both of Illinois. A private interment will be held at Middletown Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a future date. In leu of flowers donations can be made to www.donate.overseaers.org or mailed to Community Baptist Church, 950 Gold Star Highway, Groton, CT 06340 and made payable to: OverSEAers (a military ministry).
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Bunny Smith RN
June 2, 2020
Dear Carol and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of our sweet Carl. He was the perfect and most favorite patient to care for at ECHO. He always made me smile and sought me out to tell me how he was doing. He will be truly missed and am am blessed to have had him in my life.
Bunny Smith RN, ECHO