James Shephard


James Dale Shephard, age 80, of Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He was born May 19, 1933 in Posey County, Ind., the son of Ralph and Elta A. (Redman) Shephard.
Jim was a 1951 graduate of New Harmony High School. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked in maintenance at GE Plastics and retired in 1994 after 23 1/2 years of service and was a member of American Legion Post 5 all in Mount Vernon. He attended Harvestime Temple. Jim enjoyed fishing, morel hunting, gardening, cutting wood, and the great outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his mother in 1992, his father in 1987, daughter Kalah Wild, brother Jack W. Shephard in 1974, and grandson Michael Mofield.
Jim is survived by his wife, Florence (Wells) Shephard after 25 years of marriage; daughter, Diane (Steve) Anslinger of Haubstadt, Ind.; sister, Linda (Jack) Biggs of New Harmony, Ind.; brother, Mack (Carol) Shephard of New Harmony, Ind.; two grandchildren, Brittney (Sam) Cowgill and Brandon (Brittany) Luna; five great-grandchildren Maya, Carter, Andrew, Gabriella, Landon, and several nieces and nephews.
Private service were held Friday, December 27, 2013.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harvestime Temple.
Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com

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