EA Shepherd, 88, died Saturday, July 9, 2016, at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville surrounded by family. He was born in Evergreen to Elias Albert and Bessie Benton Shepherd. He was also preceded in death by seven siblings, Graham Shepherd, Floyd Shepherd, Marie S. Powers, Rosa Lee S. Grice, Eunice Shepherd, Evelyn S. Moore and Edna Susanna Shepherd; and one grandchild.
He enlisted in the Army at age 18, afterward using the GI Bill to pursue his education.He was an entrepreneur and after retirement moved back to Evergreen.
Final rites will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 13 at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn with Rev. David Kelly officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 13 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Floyd Cemetery, Evergreen.
He is survived by four children, Debbie S. Arthur of Spotsylvania, Va., Donna S. Cortese of Louisa, Va., Diane S. Prather of Oviedo, Fla. and Darrell Shepherd of Evergreen; one brother, Bobby Wayne Shepherd of Lake Waccamaw; seven grandchildren; and several and great-grand children.