Jack Lee Sheppard

July 19, 1930 - May 4, 2016
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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.

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Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Time: 10:00 am

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Time: 11:00 am

Grace Memorial Cemetery


, Hitchcock, TX,

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Born: July 19, 1930
Died: May 4, 2016

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Beverly Harris posted on 11/30/-1

As a small child, Jack was a friend of my brother, Paul Keeler. He was so funny and made all of us children laugh. So sorry for your loss. God Bless all of you. Time makes it easier.


Celia Strain posted on 11/30/-1

I came to know Jack through the arts and crafts program each week at Libby's Place. He was one of the best men I ever met -- honest, cheerful, good humored, and smart as all get-out. If we had some kind of obscure question (where a country was located or how to tie a special kind of knot, etc.), we would ask Jack and he always knew the answer. I found myself depending on him to be my assistant and he never failed me. He always made two or more of the craft projects and then give them away so that someone who hadn't made a craft would have one to take home with them anyway. I'll all miss Jack. He was one of a kind.


Gary and Patricia Jackson posted on 11/30/-1

We're so sorry to hear about Pops. He was a kind caring sweet man. His recall for remembering people and things was truely amazing. Pops is admired for enjoying and living life to its fullest. Our Deepest Sympathy Gary and Patricia


Jim Dodson posted on 11/30/-1

Danny, Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Jim


Lisa Stewart posted on 11/30/-1

Jack, I fell in love with your smiles and happiness when I met you at Libbie's Place years ago. I wish I had a chance to talk to you again, as it has been awhile since you left Galveston to go and be by your family. I am so happy you have these memories to take to heaven with you. You were so incredibly smart and had so much knowledge about literally everything....I was always so impressed with you. And you always made newcomers feel welcome and showed them around. It was fun playing games like Scrabble with you and just talking in general. I learned so much from you. I am so sorry you are gone, but God decided He needed an intelligent, loving and competent soldier to help Him up in heaven. I just want you to know that I LOVE YOU forever and ever. You are truly going to be missed, now and forever. Take care Jack, and fly with all the other angels in heaven. Know that I love and miss you forever and ever. Love, Lisa Stewart


Debra "scratches" Peikert posted on 11/30/-1

My heart is very saddened to hear this news. I am so very grateful we were able to walk the runway. Please know that our chapter, Brazos de Dios H.O.G. was very fond of Mr. Jack!! He will be greatly missed by many. He was my favorite biker!!!