Mr. Jerry Hudell Shepherd, age 74, of Temple, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020, in a local hospital. Jerry was born on June 24, 1946, in Paulding County to the late Mary Nell Morris Jenkins and Arthur Shepherd. He retired from Ford Motor Company as a lift driver and was a lifelong member of the Draketown Baptist Church.
Besides his parents, Mr. Shepherd was preceded in death by his only son, Terrence Edward Shepherd, and a brother Wallace Edward Shepherd.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Kay Pearson Shepherd of Temple; daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Shawn Martin of Temple; four sisters, Joyce and Robert Biddy of Dallas, GA: Judy and Van McBrayer of Buchanan; Jennell and Garvis Harper of Buchanan; Maxine Hicks and Medra Ashmore of Atlanta; two brothers, James and Evelyn Hicks of Buchanan; Floyd and Paula Jenkins of Temple; and sister-in-law, Peggy Shepherd of Buchanan. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Terry Smith and fiancé Elisha Mederios, Kayce Martin, Samantha Martin, and Charlie Crafton; and great-grandchildren, Aure`lie Martin and due this month, Jameson Smith.
Graveside services for Mr. Jerry Shepherd will be conducted Friday, November 13, 2020, at 2:00 p.m from Draketown Baptist Church Cemetery with Brother Paul Williams and Brother Chris Reed officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Shawn Martin, Terry Smith, Charlie Crafton, Clay Poole, and Malachi Williams.
It will be mandatory for those attending the service to wear a mask and practice social distancing. The family also respectfully requests no physical condolences at this time.
Memorial contributions in honor of Jerry Shepherd may be made to Draketown Missionary Baptist Church, 100 Eaves Drive, Temple, GA 30179.
Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel and Crematory of Buchanan is honored to serve the Shepherd family.
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