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Johnny Jackson Shepard

March 3, 1944 ~ June 17, 2022 (age 78)

Obituary

HAWS RUN  -  Johnny Jackson Shepard of Haws Run, passed away fFriday, June 17, 2022 at 78. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Lighthouse Baptist Church with Pastor Phillip Shepard officiating.  Burial will follow at the Shepard Family Cemetery.

Mr. Shepard is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Margie Parker Shepard.  Together they have three children, Kasaundra Shepard Lemon (Michael) of Fuquay-Varina, Johnny Galond Shepard (Kelly) of Haws Run, and Jacqueline Shepard Taylor (Mike) of Whispering Pines.  He was a proud Papa of six grandchildren, Kendra Burdeau, Anthony Burdeau, Alyssa Burdeau Austin (Bryan), Colby Shepard, Lindsey Gaddy (fiancé Ryan Branagan), and Bethany Gaddy; two great grandchildren, Jordyn and Ryleigh Burdeau; and beloved cat “Oliver”.

Born and raised in Onslow County, Johnny was the son of Morris and Dolly Shepard (predeceased).  He was one of their five children, Maureen Turnage (Edward), Morris Shepard Sr. (Mel) (both predeceased), Mazie Ferguson (predeceased) (Ray), and George Shepard (Doris).  Johnny also had numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.

Johnny attended Dixon High School (Class of 1962) and worked for Weyerhaeuser for 25 years.  He was an accomplished carpenter and skilled craftsman.  From building swings and birdhouses to renovating historic homes, he put a piece of his heart in all that he did.  He served as a Deacon at Lighthouse Baptist Church.

One of the kindest souls on this planet, our Papa was a gentle, giving man who worked tirelessly to ensure that his family had everything they needed.  He faced every challenge in life with admirable strength and courage.  He was a man of strong faith and he taught us the importance of family, hard work, and always doing what is right.

The family will receive friends at Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville on Monday evening from 6 - 8 PM at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel.

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
June 20, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home - Jacksonville
303 Chaney Avenue
Jacksonville, NC 28540

Funeral Service
Tuesday
June 21, 2022

2:00 PM
Lighthouse Baptist Church
2531 Burgaw Hwy
Jacksonville, NC 28540

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