Richard "Joe" Shepherd age 59 of Howard Branch Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born June 25, 1958 in Hippo, Kentucky to the late Archer and Mary Shepherd. He was the husband of Ruth Arnett Shepherd, who survives. Survivors also include one son, Richard Joe Shepherd of Salyersville, Kentucky, one daughter, Maudie (Jennings) Williams of Salyersville, Kentucky, two brothers, Wade Shepherd and Reggie Shepherd both of Gunlock, Kentucky, and five sisters, Sally Hale of Ohio, Margie Tackett of Mount Sterling, Kentucky, Donna Johnson of Gunlock, Kentucky, Daisy Wireman of Waldo, Kentucky, and Shirley Shepherd Minix of Salyersville, Kentucky. Two granddaughters, Chasity Jo Shepherd, and Keira Lashea Shepherd, and a special daughter-in-law, Amy Shepherd, also survive. In addition to his parents, Joe is preceded in death by four brothers, William Shepherd, Archer Jr. Shepherd, Abe Shepherd, and John Henry Shepherd, and four sisters, Edna Hale, Berdie Stidham, Betty Hicks, and Polly Williamson. Funeral services were conducted at 2 pm Sunday, July 23, 2017 from the Magoffin County Funeral Home Chapel with Bethel Bolen and Kenny Bailey officiating. Burial followed in the Family Cemetery at David, Kentucky.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Richard "Joe" Shepherd Memorial Fund.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Magoffin County Funeral Home.