He was born Oct. 23, 1987, in Warsaw, Ind., a son of Christopher W. and Kelly L. (Earl) Shepherd. He has always lived in South Whitley. He graduated from Whitko High School in 2006. He then earned an associate degree in general studies from Ivy Tech.
Since January of 2012, he was employed by Instrumental Machine and Development (IMD) of Warsaw. An avid Philadelphia Eagles football fan, he also enjoyed picking and playing his fantasy team with his fellow football sports fans.
He is survived by his parents; a sister: Madison Shepherd, South Whitley; his paternal grandparents: Richard and Rosalee Shepherd, South Whitley; his maternal grandfather: Don (Deb) Earl, Warsaw; and his maternal grandmother: Roma Earl, Warsaw.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Smith and Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley. The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the South Whitley Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the donor’s choice.