Ben Shepherd, 77, Sardis, Mississippi was born March 20, 1941 to Benjamin A. and Sarah Thomas Shields-Shepherd and entered into rest July 6, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Shepherd was an engineer who worked for General Marine Towing in Greenville, Mississippi. He was known by many but mostly his children and family as a generous and loving father, a man of strong character, and more than a parent but a best friend and brother to his children that cherish his memory.
Mr. Shepherd is survived by four sons; Scott Shepherd (Anita) Southaven, Morris Ray Shepherd, Little Falls, Minnesota, Michael Shepherd (Krissy), Amery, Wisconsin, Jay Blount of Greenville and one daughter; Jill Shepherd-Steier (Rick) of Taylorsville, Kentucky. Mr. Shepherd is also survived by eighteen grandchildren; Lori Leigh (Justin), Benjamin, Jonathan, Laura, Skyler, Samantha, Grace, Ella, Tyler, Tara (Marc), Scotty, Jade, Heath (Megan), Apryl (Todd), Jennifer (Charlie), Jake (Kayla), Jack, and John Story. Eleven great-grandchildren also honor Benís legacy; Lily Clare, Kylie, Alexandria, Olivia Moore, Olivia Marlar, Jackson, Molly, Lilley Blaire, Sutton, Hadleigh, and Hagan.
Mr. Shepherd is preceded in death by his parents; the love of his life, Paula Shepherd; one daughter Honey Story and three sisters; Betty Crosby, Marie Vincent, and Virginia Yeates.
Graveside services for Mr. Shepherd will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Indianola, Mississippi City Cemetery under direction of Roller Family Funeral Home of Memphis.