Obituary, J. William “Bill” Shepard

J. William “Bill” Shepard, 97, of Cambridge, passed away on Thursday (Feb. 28, 2013) at the Cardinal House.
He was born on April 26, 1915, in Cambridge, Ohio, son of the late John William Shepard and Edna (McManus) Shepard.
Mr. Shepard was a 1933 graduate of Brown High School. After school, he served eight years in the U.S. Navy, on the USS Pennsylvania at Pearl Harbor and on the USS Franklin from 1944-1945.
Bill was a manager of a branch of Ohio Plate Glass Company in Dayton. He attended Ninth Street United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Alpha Pi fraternity. He was also a member of the Cambridge VFW Post 2901 and for more than 30 years the Cambridge Kiwanis Club.
He was a huge Reds, Bengals and OSU fan, who enjoyed traveling, and making fudge and peanut brittle around the holidays.
Preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wilda Evelyn “Peggy” (Larrick) Shepard, in 2007; two sisters, Margaret Stranathan and Alice Shepard; and two brothers, Warren J. Shepard and Richard Shepard.
He leaves a sister, Rose Ann Davis of Cambridge; and a brother, Arthur E. Shepard of Columbus; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and-nephews, and great-great-nieces and-nephews.
Visitation will be on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the service following at 1 p.m. at Bundy-Law Funeral Home, Cambridge, with Pastor Karen Rawlins officiating.
Burial to follow in Northwood Cemetery.
Military Graveside Rites will be conducted by the Guernsey County Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Guernsey, P.O. Box 1165, Cambridge, OH 43725.
His online tribute wall may be viewed and signed at

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