Bill Joe Shepherd

Born: Sun., Jan. 26, 1936
Died: Fri., Apr. 14, 2017


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sun., Apr. 23, 2017
Location: Taylorsville Presbyterian Church


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Mr. Bill Joe Shepherd, 81, of Shepherd Court, Taylorsville, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

Mr. Shepherd was born January 26, 1936 in Knox County, Indiana, the son of the late Maynard Lee Shepherd and Esther Marie Tucker Shepherd.

He was a US Navy veteran and was a member of Taylorsville Presbyterian Church.  He had worked for the federal government as an auditor for 44 years before retiring.  

Bill was a member of the Brushy Mountain Ukesters and a member of the Taylorsville Radio Play Group.  He was active at the Senior Center and played in the Senior Jam Band.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife, Lois Mabe Shepherd; a brother, Kenneth Shepherd.

Those left to cherish his memory include: two daughters, Robin Phillips and husband, Robert, of Lenoir, Lori Daugherty and husband, Darrell, of Taylorsville; a grandson, Justin Wilson of Lenoir; two granddaughters, Jessica Stevens of Lenoir and Taylor Daugherty of Taylorsville; a sister, Susan Bowers and husband, David, of Vincennes, IN; two brothers, Paul Shepherd and wife, Joyce, of DeSoto, MO, David Shepherd of Linn Creek, MO; a sister-in-law, Sue Shepherd of St. Peters, MO.

The family will have a memorial service at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Taylorsville Presbyterian Church with taps accorded by DAV Chapter 84 of Taylorsville.  Rev. Paul Sink will officiate.  A Celebration of Life Jam Session and Drum Circle will follow the service (bring instruments and dress casual).

Memorials may be made to: Taylorsville Presbyterian Church, PO Box 507, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.

Adams Funeral Home and cremation services is honored to be serving the Shepherd Family.

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Carolyn Campbell
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
Dear Robin and Lori and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your daddy. It hurts to loose the ones we love, to loose their presence in our lives. Bill was a friend to many and all who knew him, loved him. Several years ago, when we lined danced...it was so much fun. I know you had a lot of fun times together, hold these memories close to you. My heart hurts for you as you go through this sad and difficult time. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and keep you in his care. Love from me, Carolyn

Pamela Mabe Kaiser
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
I just want to say how sorry I am for Bill's passing. Bill is a funny guy and a lot of fun. I haven't seen him in years but I remember him and Tom would hide the Easter Eggs at Grandma's and Grandpa's. One year at Christmas when we were at Grandmas and Grandpas Bill had drew someone's name and his gift was an umbrella but he had wrapped it like a candy cane. I thought that was so cool and I still remember that.
I always loved his posts on FB. Being a shortage of Democrats in the area, I felt like we had to stick together.
I will miss those funny posts and his face on line.
Bill is with the Lord and doing the David dance, we will see him again soon.
I love you both and I wish I could be there but I have a lot of work in the next 10 days.
I will be thinking of you guys on Sunday and I will continue to pray for peace is you guys spirit.

Marjorie Godon Sisk
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the family. When I became an auditor in Salisbury, I was under the Hickory office and when I met Bill his smile made me feel welcome. We had a lot of meetings together and he taught me the 2 step. He will be truly missed. Rest in peace, Bill.

gwen gratton
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
Dear Robin and Lori
My heart is reaching out to you,
For what you’re going through;
I’m thinking of you frequently
And praying for you, too.
I love you both. gwen

Wanda McGlamery
   Posted Tue April 18, 2017
Not sure I ever met Bill except online of the IRS Retirees. He has always provided us with update info - it's a shock to see this morning, he has passed. I pray for GOD's peace for each of you for his loss. He will be missed by many.

Wanda Tillman
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
May God's love bring peace and comfort to you at this time. Bill will be missed by many. The am sessions will not be the same without his ukulele; the Radio Theater Group will miss his wit as well as his presence. It would not surprise me to hear that a few angles are taking up ukulele instead of playing harps.