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William L. Sheppard, 91

William L. Sheppard, 91

William L. Sheppard, 91, of Hot Springs passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter Sheppard Sr. and Bonnie McCloud Sheppard and a sister Diane Miller.

He was US Navy Veteran of WWII. He enjoyed farming and the construction industry.

He is survived by one son, Ernest Sheppard and his wife Rosie of Hendersonville; two brothers, Walter Sheppard Jr. of Hendersonville and Lamar Sheppard of Blowing Rock; a sister, Rebecca Elliott of Hendersonville; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at noon Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain with military honors conducted by the National Guard. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Jackson Funeral Home.

Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.