James S. “Jim” Shepherd, 88, Warsaw, passed away Feb. 12, 2017 at his home.
He was born May 10, 1928 in Bippus to George and Blanche (Spicer) Shepherd.
He graduated from Bippus High School and in 1952 from Indiana University in Bloomington with his B.A Degree. He was a United States Navy veteran and was married Sept. 9, 1952 to Phyllis J. Wall, who preceded him on August 6, 2001. He retired as a production manager in 1986 from R.C.A. in Marion where he had worked since 1952 and then moved to Warsaw area 29 years ago from Marion.
He was a member of the Church of God in North Webster and American Legion Post #253 in North Webster.
He is survived by his son, James “Mike” (Rhonda) Shepherd, Rives Junction, Mich.; his granddaughter, Megan Shepherd; and great grandson, Del Ray Shepherd; two brothers: John (Joan) Shepherd, Bippus; and Richard (Rosalie) Shepherd, South Whitley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant sons: Kip and Brad Shepherd; four sisters, Edith, Georgie, Ena, & Anita.
Visitation will be from noon–2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd 13 & CR 500N, North Webster. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Judy officiating. Private family burial will take place on Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Grant Memorial Park Cemetery in Marion.
Preferred memorials may be given to the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Indianapolis, IN 46278. To send condolences to the family in memory of James Shepherd, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com