Jack B. Shepherd, 64, of Kokomo, passed away at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005 at his home.
Born May 14, 1941 in Linton. he was the son of Clifford and Marian (Criss) Shepherd. He married E. Jane Lowman on Aug. 22, 1970 in Lafayette and she survives.
He was a 1959 graduate of Central High School in Switz City where he was an athlete. He attended Butler University and graduated from Murray State University in 1966. While a student at Butler, he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
After graduation, he worked for International Harvester. In 1974, he founded Shepherd International which he owned and operated until 1981. At that time, he founded the J&J Sign Co. and operated that until his death. He was a business owner in the Kokomo community for more than 31 years.
His memberships included the First Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Lodge, the Shrine, and Scottish Rite. He enjoyed all sports, especially basketball. His love for nature and the outdoors resulted in many opportunities for nurturing animals.
Survivors include his wife, Jane of Kokomo; and one son, Brad Shepherd of Fishers; two daughters, Lisa Stanley and her husband Eric of Naperville, Illl., and Laura Burgess and her husband Dustin of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren, Peyton Stanley, Cameron Stanley and Kayden Stanley, all of Naperville, Ill.; and one sister, Jane Stahl and her husband Steve of Bloomfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service was at 10 a.m. today at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, Lincoln Road Chapel, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd. with Pastors Ray Freeman and Louis Sandos officiating. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. in Prairie Chapel Cemetery in Lyons, with Pastor Jeff Williams officiating.
Friends called from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The American Lung Association earmarked for lung cancer research and/or Guardian Angel Hospice with envelopes available at the funeral home.