Claude Shepherd, age 78, of Stoutsville, OH, died Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at his residence. Born May 18, 1943 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, he was the son of James and Lola Shepherd. Claude married Sharon Jo-Anne Collins on April 4, 1964. They raised three children together and were married 51 years until her death in 2015. Claude spent his career working at RCA (Thompson), ultimately retiring from there. Claude loved the outdoors and took great delight in his gardening. He proudly took the grand prize for largest pumpkin in the Circleville Pumpkin Show in 2000.
He is preceded in death by his wife Sharon, granddaughter Cynthia “Seeme” Hawk, son- in- law David Hawk, brothers Kanawha Shepherd, Charles Shepherd, Clinton Shepherd, and Clyde Shepherd, and sisters Cleo Cowgill, Marie Shepherd, Mabel Hicks, Catherine Prater, Carson Shepherd and Timothy Hicks. He is survived by his children Lisa McCabe of West Jefferson, OH, Craig (Candy) Shepherd of Grove City, OH, and Cindy (Dan) Boggs of South Webster, OH; grandchildren Chrissy (Rommel) Peter, Nicole Shepherd, Hunter Hawk, Greg Colburn and Jay Colburn; great-grandchildren Robbie Cox, Dean Boltenhouse, David D’Aiello, Ryson Colburn, and Braylen Colburn; sisters Lonnie Swope of Rives Junction, MI and Bonnie (Richard) Sackman of Rives Junction, MI; and in-laws Joey (Ginny) Collins of Litchfield, MI. Visitation will be Friday, May 28, 2021 from 2 to 3 p.m with the funeral service immediately following at 3:00 pm. at the Wellman Funeral Home located at 1455 N. Court Street, Circleville, OH. Burial will be at the Hitler Ludwig Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.
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