Lloyd V. Shepard, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at St. Louis University Hospital.
He was born March 3, 1926, in Black, Mo., son of Ozero William and Susie Rosella White Shepard. He and Cynthia Ann Boyd Hawke were married Jan. 10, 1976, in Illinois.
Shepard worked for Frisco and Burlington Northern Railroad 38 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral and VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau, and Masonic Lodge 461 AF&AM in Caruthersville, Mo.
He served with the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid during World War II.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Patrick Shepard of Memphis, Tenn., Anthony Shepard of Hastings, Neb., Vincent Shepard of Caruthersville; a daughter, Judith Fratello of South Carolina; a stepson, Robert Hawke of Bradenton, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Cindi Hawke of Cape Girardeau; an adopted daughter, Connie Zimmermann of Bradenton; a brother, Tom Shepard of Holts Summit, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, a sister and a grandson.
A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Cathedral, with the Rev. Thomas Kiefer officiating.
Announcement courtesy of Ford and Sons Funeral Home.