Michael Paul Shephard passed away Monday, August 2nd, 2021 at the age of 75 at his home in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Michael was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon on May 7, 1946. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with his friends and family. Michael had a strong belief in the Lord and was a deacon at his church. He was very involved in outreach ministry and volunteered to feed the hungry in his
local community every week for many years. He had a friendly and charismatic way about him that could make a perfect stranger feel like they were talking to an old friend. He was on a first name basis with everyone. If you ever had the pleasure of meeting Mike, even if just for a moment, he’d remember your name and regard you as a friend for life. It was uncommon for Mike to leave the house and not run into someone he knew. He was beloved by everyone in his community.
Michael married Kathie Ann Shephard on August 8th, 1984 and settled down in La Pine, Oregon where they would raise their family. After the passing of his wife in 2016, Mike left Oregon and moved to Brentwood, Tennessee to live with his youngest daughter.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, John and Zella Shephard and by his wife, Kathie Anne Shephard. He is survived by his children; Kevin Shephard, Brian Shephard, Shanna Bettles and Kayleen Overlund. Grandchildren; Braelen Bettles, Arianna Shephard, Cameron Bettles, Derrick Moody, Damon Moody and Evelyn Overlund. Siblings; Rob Shephard and Shannon McFadden.