John Shepherd

June 12, 1933June 6, 2019

John Lawrence Shepherd, 85, passed away on June 6, 2019. He was born in a log cabin in Donelson, TN on June 12, 1933 to the late Milton and Eunice Shepherd. He proudly served his country in the US Navy, retiring as a QMC after 30 years of service. He then pursued a career in photography. John was an avid golfer and enjoyed, motorcycles, drag racing, and fishing.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 64 years, Betty Shepherd; daughters, Terry Shepherd Brown (David) and Tonya Darlene Whitley (Albert); grandchildren, John Zachary Brown (Christie), Megan Brown Hardey (Ryan), Courtney Nichole Thomas (Taylor), Lindsey Brown Schultz (Jason), and Brittany Michelle Whitley (Adam); great-grandchildren, Skylar Renee Hardey, Kamdyn Rae Thomas, and Jasper Ryan Hardey; sisters-in-law, Libby Shepherd, Jerrie Fatherree (Frank), Ruby Rein (Dennis), Elizabeth Kinchen (Joe), and Patricia Frederick; brother-in-law, Doug Clark; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his brother, James Shepherd and sister, Elaine Clark.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tues. June 11, 2019 at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wed. June 12, 2019 at Princess Anne Memorial Park with full military honors. You may offer condolences to the family at


  • Betty Shepherd, Loving wife of 64
  • Terry Shepherd Brown and husband, David, Daughter
  • Tonya Darlene Whitley and husband, Albert, Daughter
  • John Zachary Brown and wife, Christie, Grandchild
  • Megan Brown Hardey and husband, Ryan, Grandchild
  • Courtney Nichole Thomas and husband, Taylor, Grandchild
  • Lindsey Brown Schultz and husband, Jason, Grandchild
  • Brittany Michelle Whitley and husband, Adam, Grandchild
  • Skylar Renee Hardey, Great Grandchild
  • Kamdyn Rae Thomas, Great Grandchild
  • Jasper Ryan Hardey, Great Grandchild
  • Libby Shepherd, Sister-in-law
  • Jerrie Fatherree and husband, Frank, Sister-in-law
  • Ruby Rein and husband, Dennis, Sister-in-law
  • Elizabeth Kinchen and husband, Joe, Sister-in-law
  • Patricia Frederick, Sister-in-law
  • Doug Clark, Brother-in-law
  • He is preceded in death by his brother, James Shepherd and sister, Elaine Clark.


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, June 12, 2019


John Shepherd

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