Milton Russell Sheppard, 90

by | February 25, 2014 4:37 pm

 Funeral services for Milton Russell Sheppard, 90, of Kite were held in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2014 with Rev. Arthur Conley officiating. Interment was in the New Home Baptist Church Cemetery near Kite. He died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.

   Mr. Sheppard was born in Kite to the late Elzie S. Sheppard and Aubrey Tharpe Sheppard and was a life long resident of Johnson County. He spent most of his time working on the farm and raising cattle. He also drove a school bus for Johnson County for 15 years and operated heavy equipment until he retired in 2003 with Howard Sheppard. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maggie Ruth Price Sheppard; brother, Lamar Sheppard; sister, Elizabeth S. Wheeler. 

   Survivors include his daughters, Helen S. (Paris) Dalton and Frances S. (Edward) Lindsey, both of Kite; brother, Gordon Sheppard of Kite; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

   Pallbearers were Patrick Dalton, Chad Dalton, Brian Lindsey, Gary Lindsey, Zachary Logue and Jorge Ochoa.

   Chapman Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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