Jack Lee (Pop) Sheppard, 85, was called to be with our Lord on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Jack passed at his home in Bryan, Texas. He was a serving man to his family, friends, and community. Jack served in the Merchant Marines during WWII and the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a lifelong resident of Galveston, Texas until relocating to Bryan, Texas to be near family. Jack was an avid reader and always enjoyed a good game of scrabble with family as well as with friends. He never met anyone that did not become his friend.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Patricia J. Sheppard; mother, Ethel Lee Hinote Sheppard; father, William Henry Sheppard Sr.; brothers, William H. Sheppard Jr. (Billy), Robert Clark (Bobby) Sheppard; and sister, Ruth Gaye Talovitch. He has one surviving sister, Yvonne Harper, of Allen, Texas.
Pop will be unmistakably missed by his two surviving sons, Daniel L. Sheppard and wife, Hope, of Iola, Texas, and Michael J. Sheppard and wife, Julie, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Papa Jack will be missed without question by grandchildren, Lauren C. Sheppard of Colorado Springs and Jim W. Hardin of Texas City, Texas; great grandchildren: Shannon Hardin of Santa Fe, Texas, Lynn Hardin of Fargo, North Dakota, and Dylan Hardin of Bismarck, North Dakota.
Jack’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, May 11, 2016 starting at 10:00 am at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Jack will be laid to rest next to his wife later that morning at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Billy Nelson, Allen Oliver, Ross Oliver, Steve Townley, Billy Hodges, and Jimmy Gillane.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Neal Nathan, John Ford and R.A. Apffel .
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Libbie’s Place Senior Day Program, 5402 Avenue U, Galveston, Texas 77551.