Ralph Shepherd, 78, of rural Etna Green, went to be with his savior at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Meadows of Warsaw.
He was born on June 5, 1940, in Martin, Kentucky to Isaac and Virginia (Scarberry) Shepherd.
He married on Oct. 2, 1957 in Kentucky to his true love Aileen Daniels, she survives.
He worked for Creighton Brothers for 45 years retiring in 2012.
He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed going to auctions and fishing.
Survivors include his wife Aileen Shepherd, children Linda and husband Rex Scott, Brenda and husband Wendell Slone, Arnold and wife Carolyn Shepherd, Alan and wife Sherry Shepherd, and Kathy and husband Adolfo Palacios; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one on the way; brother Petro Shepherd; and sisters Mary Crum and Jackie Makaska.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister.
A service was held for Ralph Shepherd at 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, at King Memorial Home 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Kosciusko County Home Care and Hospice.