JACKSONVILLE - William J. "WJ" Shepard, 87, of Jacksonville, died Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Onslow Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 PM on Monday at Calvary Free Will Baptist Church with Revs. Phil Shepard, Henry Potter, and Wayne Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
Mr. Shepard was preceded in death by his parents, J A Shepard and Vera Bishop Shepard; and his brother, Vernon Shepard.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Carolyn Shepard of the home; one son, William Jerry Shepard of Jacksonville; one daughter, Becky Parker and her husband, Rev. Wayne Parker of Randleman; three grandchildren, Jeremy Parker, Jonathan Parker and his wife, Amber, and Kristen Kanyuh; three great-grandchildren, Hayden Kanyuh, Blake Parker and Jonah Parker.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
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