George Thomas Sheppard, known to many as Tommy, of Robertsville, MO, departed this life at his home on October 5, 2018, having reached the age of seventy years, five months and thirteen days. Tommy was born in Tucson, AZ, on April 22, 1948, son of Milton Buddy Sheppard and Evelyn Loueia Sheppard nee Brantley. On April 1, 2006, he was united in marriage to Brenda Gail Devinny nee Wolff and their families were joined as one.
Tommy is survived by his wife, Brenda Sheppard of Robertsville, MO; by two sons, Robert and Michael Sheppard of the state of California; by one step-son, Thomas Wolff and wife, Gretchen, of Robertsville; by his mother, Evelyn Sheppard of Jacksonville, FL; by two sisters, Linda Godwin and hsuband, Jerry, and Cheryl Sheppard, both of Jacksonville; by eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, brother and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
George was preceded in death by his father, Milton Sheppard.
George was a Christian, having been raised in the Baptist faith. During his working years, he was employed as a Master Electrician for HWI Electric in St. Louis, MO. He was proud to have served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army, entering February 1, 1967 and receiving his honorable discharge on January 31, 1970. Tommy was a outdoorsman at heart and enjoyed hunting and spending time outdoors. He was a true family man and he was happiest when he was spending time with his family. Hanging out with his friends was another of his pastimes.
A devoted and loving husband, father, step-father, son, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Private memorial services and committal will take place at a later date. The family entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.