Bernard "Bernie" Shepherd, 78, was born March 2, 1941, in Westchester Hollow, Hensley, West Virginia, to Jess and Cecil Edna (Richards) Shepherd and departed this life June 17, 2019.
Bernie was a mountain man and he longed for Westchester Hollow. He was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Bernie had a stubborn streak and wanted things done the right way, which was his way! He also had a wonderful sense of humor and loved playing jokes until the end. Bernie was loved by many and certainly will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alma, and his grandson, Nicholas (both were the loves of his life); four brothers and one nephew.
Bernie is survived by his son, Eddie Shepherd, and his wife, Robin, Marshfield, Missouri; his daughter, Tina Massie, and her husband, Sammy, Conway, Missouri; his daughter, Tammy Shepherd, Marshfield, Missouri; his son, Jesse Shepherd, and his wife Renee, Seymour, Missouri; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty and Steve England, Iaeger, West Virginia, and Jewel Lewis and Stan Powell of Pennsylvania; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Bernard Shepherd will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Black Oak Church, Marshfield, Missouri, under the direction of Day Funeral Home, Marshfield, Missouri. There will be a meal following the service. Burial will take place after the meal at Black Oak Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Black Oak Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.dayfh.com.