Jerry Shepard, age 80, of Medora passed away peacefully on April 19, 2019, at the Covered Bridge Health Campus surrounded by his loving family.
Jerry entered this life on September 9, 1938, in Medora, Indiana to the late George and Irene (Flynn) Shepard. Jerry was a 1956 graduate of Medora High School.
He married the love of his life Georgiann (Barlow) Shepard on April 12, 1957, at Medora Christian Church. This union of 62 years was blessed with two children, Perry Lynn, and Jennifer Paige. Jerry was a loving husband, father, and Pappy to his family.
He worked at Thompson Dairy, Arvin, Cummins and Reliance Electric, from which he retired. In his spare time, he was an avid woodworker, a hunter, a horseshoe pitcher (made it to the state finals) and a mechanical tinkerer. But he greatly enjoyed coaching his grandkids on the art of basketball.
Jerry was of Christian Faith and a member of Medora Christian Church.
Surviving to cherish his memories is his wife, Georgiann; his children, Perry Shepard and his wife Lenetta Gail, Paige Earl and her husband Frank; three grandchildren, Emyrald Allen and her husband Eddie, Teia Thomas and her fiance Christopher Cooper, and Shepard Joe Earl; and five great-grandchildren, Kyra and Kimber Allen, Vayden Allen, and Camden and Gunner Cooper; and one niece, Brenda Flannigan and her husband Tom.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Alma Hammond.
A memorial graveside service will be announced in the fall, during the changing of the color on the trees. He will be greatly missed by all, but we know we will see each other again.
On RV vacations, he would sing as we left on all the journeys, “We’re on the road again”. Dad… what an amazing journey you’re having now!
Hague Funeral Home of Medora is handling all final wishes of the family.
Memorials may be given to Medora Goes Pink