Clement ‘Shep’ Shepard
Clement “Shep” Shepard, 79, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Cape Coral, Florida. He was a resident of Cape Coral.
Clement “Shep” was born in Franklin to Marie and Luther Shepard on Jan. 20, 1935. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1954.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in Korea.
Upon returning home to Franklin, he became a police officer for Franklin Police Department and continued working with his dad in their company, Shepard’s Plumbing, Heating and Electric. He dedicated 20 years of service and retired from the department in 1980 as a sergeant.
He then moved his family to Florida and worked for the Lee County school board until his retirement in 1997.
He soon realized he couldn’t sit still and established Shep’s Handy Hand and stayed busy helping people with their house repair needs. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and NASCAR … good ol’ 24.
He was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Police and a member of the American Legion.
Clement “Shep” is survived by his beautiful caring wife of 41 years, Barbara; three sons, Randy Shepard of Wisconsin, Kevin Shepard of Franklin and Billy Ollmann of Cape Coral; three daughters, Deena (Mansoor) Hallaji of Fairfax, Virginia, and Missy (Eddie) Carmean and Lydia (Matt) Sellers, both of Cape Coral; 10 grandchildren, Ronnie Hill, Sabrina Hill, Cameron Mandich, Joshua Ollmann, Arian Hallaji, Victoria Ollmann, Emily Carmean, Melonie Sellers, Emilie Sellers and Matthew Sellers Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.
Clement “Shep” also is survived by two brothers, Ronald Shepard and Rick Shepard, both of Franklin; and Steve Wagner, his best friend, who was like a brother.
Clement “Shep” was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bonnie Lebo.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 S.W. Pine Island Road in Cape Coral, Florida, with services immediately following. Pastor Greg Sund will officiate. Burial/interment will be at Coral Ridge Cemetery in Cape Coral.
Coral Ridge Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Cape Coral Hospice and all our friends and family for the support in his final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909.