John H. Shepherd, 83, Wabash, died at 5:30 pm Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Wellbrooke of Wabash. He was born Jan. 20, 1935, in Buckeye, Ky. to Sylvester and Nancy (Nelson) Shepherd.
Shepherd was first married to Opha Jane Lewis; she preceded him in death. His second marriage was to Betty Malott; she also preceded him in death. He then married Dorothy (Music) Burke. He was a janitor at Sharp Creek Elementary School in Wabash County. He was a former member of the Pentecostal Church of God and attended the Wabash Chapel Church of God. He enjoyed working on and repairing cars and mowers, mowing, gardening, music, and spending time with family.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy Shepherd of Wabash; two children, Joan (Bob) Pollock of Circleville, Ohio, and John (Carol) Shepherd of Wabash; son-in-law, Rod German of Michigan; four grandchildren, Rod German, Dan German, John Satter, and Valerie Satter, three great grandchildren; and his brother, Abe (Dee) Shepherd of Silver Lake, Indiana. He was also preceded in death by his parents, daughter Judy German, four brothers, and two sisters.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Frank Whitaker officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.