Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

April 11, 2013

Donald E. Sheppard

Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana —

Donald E. Sheppard, 91, of Blooming Grove, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Temple.

He was born on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1922, in Blooming Grove, to Charlie Sheppard and Emma Lowe Sheppard.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove. He loved church and working with his family.

He is preceded in death by his wives, Wilene Farmer Sheppard in 1969, and Frances Starek Sheppard; parents, Charlie Abner and Emma Lowe Sheppard; sisters, Meredith McCune and Barbara Rickerson.

Survivors include his children, Kyra Cariker and husband Kenneth of Henderson, Gary Don Sheppard of Crosby, and step-daughter, Terri Watson and husband Chris of Greenville; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Cariker, Roger Sowell, Andrew Beagle, Bob Hailey, Caron Hastings and Philip Story.

An online guest book is available at by selecting the Donald E. Sheppard obituary.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.