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Bill Shepherd

Funeral services for Mr. Bill Shepherd, 81,  were held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Bro. Phillip Walleck officiated. Interment followed the service at Concord Cemetery.
Mr. Shepherd passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Bryan.
He was born and raised in Houston. Mr. Shepherd retired after thirty years of service in the Texas Air National Guard. He married Koleta on March 7, 1967, and shared almost fifty years of marriage together. Bill’s parents owned property near Marquez, which became his ranch. His main hobby was working on his land. He and Koleta moved to the ranch in 1995. Bill appreciated people, and animals. He was a quiet person, but had a great sense of humor. Mr. Shepherd was a Baptist.
Survived by his wife, Koleta Shepherd of Marquez; one sister, Mary Jean Stewart, and one brother, Walter Shepherd, both of Houston; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by one son, Mark Shepherd, and his parents, Eugene and Mary (Bassinger) Shepherd.
Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home of Jewett was in charge of the arrangements. Please visit our website at to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family.

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