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Homer "Big Bear" Shepherd Jr.


Homer "Big Bear" Shepherd  Jr. age 76 of Gun Creek Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born June 18, 1942 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Homer and Beatrice Allen Shepherd. He was the husband of Sharon Frank Shepherd, who preceded him in death. 

Survivors include two sons, Doug Shepherd of Salyersville, Kentucky and Brian Hawk of Columbus, Ohio, one daughter, Sherry Shepherd of Lima, Ohio, five brothers, Virgil Shepherd of Royalton, Kentucky, Arbria Shepherd of Michigan, Bill Shepherd of Oakley, Kentucky, Robert Shepherd of David, Kentucky, and Johnny Shepherd of Floyd County, Kentucky, and four sisters, Darcus Shepherd, Carol Shepherd and Elisha Hylton all of Gunlock, Kentucky, and Debbie Thompson of Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Six grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive.

In addition to his wife, Homer is preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Shepherd and Ricky Darrell Shepherd (Infant), and one sister, Janice Fay Fitzpatrick.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 pm Sunday, February 10, 2019 from the Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel with Beecher McCarty Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Wireman and Shepherd Cemetery at Gunlock, Kentucky. 

Arrangements were under the direction of the Magoffin County Funeral Home. 



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