Ellis Shepherd, 82, rural Akron, passed at 1:07 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne.
Ellis was born Jan. 22, 1939, in Kentucky to the late Ranel and Verna (Shepherd) Shepherd. He married Dec. 9, 1967, to Sandra Rathbun. She survives.
He is further survived by children Todd and wife Shannon Shepherd of Rochester; Scott and wife Lori Shepherd of Warsaw; Josh and wife Stephanie Shepherd of Akron; Ashley and husband Daryn Cordes of Roann; Pam and husband David Girouard of Warsaw; and Dan and wife Sonia Shepherd of Warsaw; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and siblings: Edith and husband Bill May, Janice and husband Richard May, Asenath and husband Brent Julian, Donna and husband Gary Konkle, Judy Blackburn, Betsy and husband Frank May, Penny and husband Terry Valentine, Karen and husband Rick Owens, Joyce and husband Larry Blanton, Randy and wife Susan Shepherd, and Kenny and wife Julie Shepherd.
King Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.