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Robert Lee Shepherd, Jr.

Robert Lee Shepherd, Jr. age 85, of Quincy, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Blessing Hospital.

Robert Shepherd | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home ~ Quincy, ILHe was born June 13, 1932 in Clay County, Kentucky the son of Robert L. Shepherd, Sr. and Martha Jane Collins Shepherd.

Mr. Shepherd graduated from Lee County High Schol at Beattyville, KY in 1949. He was a coal miner for McNally Pittsbsurg Corp. in Pittsburgh, KY. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was discharged in 1955 as a Corporal. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include eight children, Levada Jean Strawser, Deborah Lynn Ridge, Gary Lee Shepherd, Michelle, Jack Lee Shepherd, Donna Ann Dishman, Martha Jane Shepherd, and Shannon Stewart; 27 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; his companion of 30 years, Verna Felker; her children, Roger Felker, Jean Butler, Joan Smith, Dana Chapman, and Bruce Felker; and a life long friend, Andy Morrison.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Annette Bagley; two sister, Virginia Arbuckle, and Dorothy Woodward; and a brother, Billy Wayne Shepherd

Graveside Services: Monday, May 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Cemetery with military honors conducted by the American Legion Post 37.

Inurnment: Sunset Cemetery

Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans.

Hansen-Spear Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  1. Janie, Donna, shannon. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts.

  2. I served with Bob on Post 37’s Honor Guard. The residents of IVHQ never had a more tireless advocate and I’m betting he left behind a ton of documents attesting to that. Rest in Peace Bob. My sympathy to all who loved this good man.

  3. Sorry, I will miss his burial, as I will be out of town, but Bob and I go way back being on the Veterans Home Advisory Council and members of Post 37 of the American Legion. Bob will be missed as he always spoke his mind and was a good advocate for veterans.

  4. You were a great volunteer and a loving friend of the veterans. YOU WILL BE SADLY MISSED. Linda Schmitt Bassett

  5. I’m so glad to have met Bob a few times when I came home to Quincy. He was a sweet, self-less man who did for others first. I hope his burial service is beautiful, just as he did for other U.S. Veterans. God bless You, Bob.

  6. So sorry for your loss.
    We will miss you Uncle Bob! You always had a fun story to tell that would make everyone laugh. You were a great man and an awesome companion for my Aunt Verna.

  7. Bob was definitely one of the Good Guys. He was very friendly and I got to know him through the Honor Guard at the Veterans Home. Rest In Peace friend!

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