Carl Donald Shephard

Carl Donald Shephard

Aug 16th, 1946 - Feb 14th, 2018
  • Birth Date: Aug 16, 1946
  • Death Date: Feb 14, 2018
  • Funeral Date: Feb 20, 2018
  • Location: Owens Funeral Home Chapel
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Biography: Carl Donald Shephard was born in Beaufort, South Carolina to the late Evelyn York.He attended and graduated from Robert Smalls High School.  After graduation, he relocated to New York City, where he became employed with the Police Department briefly before changing over to the New York City Department of Corrections.  Carl retired from there after twenty-one years of service.
 
Later in life, he met Shirley Caldwell, which resulted in forty-six years of marriage and two children came from this union.
 
“Donald” as he was fondly called, loved reading the Bible and the Daily newspaper.  He was a sports fanatic and especially enjoyed playing softball.  His favorite team was the Yankees and the Jets for football.
 
He touched many lives and was loved by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his oldest child, Valencia Shephard.
 
Donald leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted wife, Shirley Shephard; his two daughters, Kiamesha Reid and Kersten Shephard; one son, Dondre’ Shephard (Abigail);  eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Callahan (Charles) and Ethel Dunbar of Beaufort, South Carolina; one brother, Alphonso Shephard of New York; two brothers-in-law, Melvin Thomas (Roberta) and Michael Thomas (Regina) of New York; three sisters-in-law, Frances Moore (George), Edith Murray (Sammie) of Pinewood, South Carolina and Yvonne Thomas of New York; a special aunt, Rosa Lee Washington of Beaufort, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

My Dad The Legend
 
You taught me to strive for perfection despite life’s rejections, there you was putting in place your corrections, dominate instructions to stand strong and carry on as the woman you sprung forth to live long My Dad The Legend….

How hard it would be to face another day and night in full misery not to see your face, hear your voice, telling me to make a choice to become my destiny walking with my head held high full with pride, God won’t deny my blessings My Dad The Legend…

I should of seen you more but I set out instead to score making you proud so you can finally shout out loud your true happiness that I finally passed destructions test your daughter functioning at her best for you I confess I’ll continue my quest My Dad The Legend…

I shall talk with you carry the thoughts of your words and teachings across my chest see vee and you both shall watch over thee I will hold the fort and love and protect our family, job well done we will remain as one My Dad The Legend…

My heart aches Daddy, I can’t believe this departure yet I know the Lord, Our Father has His plans which withstands anyone's demands. Please know the torch will continue and your life will ascend through me I will continue your legacy My Dad The Legend…

You were the best father like no other doing right holding the fight despite my shortcomings your love kept running yet increased, even though now your deceased, my heart shall always keep a strong loving beat for My Dad The Legend…
 
I Love You Daddy
I Will Miss You Eternally

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