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Clifton James Sheppard

May 16, 1937 January 11, 2019
Clifton James Sheppard
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Obituary for Clifton James Sheppard

Clifton James Sheppard, 81, of Rupert, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, in the CAMC Memorial Hospital, following a short illness.

Born May 16, 1937, at Kieffer, he was the son of the late James Alfred and Ethel Hanna Sheppard.

James “Dad, PawPaw, and Pops” was a logger and attended the Beaver Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed tinkering on vehicles in his workshop; cutting wood and going for drives through the mountains.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by 1 son James Ray “Bubby” Sheppard; 2 brothers Gene and Bud Sheppard; and 1 sister Virginia Legg.

Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Brenda Remley Sheppard; 2 sons Randall (Randy) Sheppard of Rupert and Clifton Sheppard of Gresham, Oregon; 2 daughters Melissa Puleo (Lonnie) of Rupert and Debra Erb of Florida; 3 brothers Curtis Sheppard of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Pete Sheppard of Springdale, and Charles Sheppard (Donna) of Crawley; 2 sisters Mary ‘Tootsie” Wylie (Wayne) of Cornstalk, and Vonda Simms of Georgia; 12 grandchildren Amanda Ward (Justin), Kendra Sheppard, Asya Sheppard, Shinia Puleo, Jessica Sheppard, Matthew Sheppard, Cristian Puleo, Saige Puleo, Hannah Sheppard, Jeremiah “Pinchie” Sheppard, Clayton and Dillon Erb; 8 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Friends may call from 12 – 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, at Smathers Funeral Chapel with a service at 12:45 p.m. with Pastor John Groves officiating.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

16

Jan

12:00 PM 1/16/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 1/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc.

675 Main Street
Rainelle, WV 25962

Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc.
675 Main Street Rainelle 25962 WV
United States

Service

Wednesday

16

Jan

12:45 PM 1/16/2019 12:45:00 PM - 1:00 PM 1/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc.

675 Main Street
Rainelle, WV 25962

Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc.
675 Main Street Rainelle 25962 WV
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Burns Cemetery Final Resting Place

Kieffer Road
Kieffer, WV 25984

Kieffer Road Kieffer 25984 WV
United States
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