Clyde Ray Shepard, 77, of Carmi passed away at 7:00 a.m., Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Enfield Rehab and Nursing in Enfield, IL. He was born in New Haven, IL on March 26, 1942 the son of George and Helen Frances (Cummins) Shepard. Ray married Verda M. James on November 27, 1962 and she preceded him in death on March 15, 2005. He retired from Whirlpool and was a Mason and member of May Lodge #718 in Norris City. Ray loved to go fishing and camping, along with playing Bingo and watching wrestling.
Ray is survived by his three daughters, Sarah Money, Katie (Michael Rister) Shepard, Bethany (Chad Cokley) Shepard all of Norris City; six grandchildren, Lydia Shepard, Mariah Catlin, Kaylie Shepard, Lexie Money, Madison Money and Emily Crissup; and a brother, George Shepard, Jr. of Norris City. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sisters, Frankie Ann Reynolds and Evelyn Porter and a brother, Roy Shepard.
Funeral services for Clyde Ray Shepard, 77, of Carmi will be at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Memorial contributions may be made in Ray’s memory to Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis, 8531 Page Ave, Suite 120, St. Louis, MO 63114 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.
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Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis
8531 Page Ave, Suite 120, St. Louis MO 63114