Elmer Ray Sheppard Sr.

Published 7:47 pm Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Mr. Elmer “Ray” Sheppard Sr., age 65, a resident of Coy Road, Washington, died Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at his residence. Ray was born February 21, 1952 to the late Mary Jones Sheppard and Elmer Leroy Sheppard in Beaufort County, NC. He was a former truck driver and enjoyed gardening and fishing. He is survived by three sons: Elmer “Ray” Sheppard Jr., Steven J. Sheppard and Michael R. Sheppard, all of Washington; his fiancée, Linda Watson of Washington; one brother, Billy Gene Sheppard of TN; three sisters; Pauline S. Jordan of Grifton, NC, Vickie D. Sheppard of Washington and Mona Sue Beachum of Greenville, NC; two grandchildren: Evan Gray Sheppard and Teagan A. Sheppard. Also surviving is his canine friend, Winkie Sheppard. A celebration of his life will be held 3:00 pm, Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his residence. Hillside Funeral Service & Cremations, 4500 Hwy 264 East, Washington, has been given the honor of being entrusted with serving the Sheppard family.