Charles Shepherd

Obituary of Charles Shepherd

SHEPHERD, Charles Marvin age 87 passed peacefully June 15, 2017.  Born January 31, 1930 in Knott County, Kentucky, Charles was the son of Roy and Grace Shepherd.  Charles was preceded in death by his parents, brother Vernon Shepherd and sister Edith Neeley.  Chuck leaves behind his “Significant Other” of 30+ years, Jackie Goforth, a sister Thelma Arnett of West Chester, Ohio and a brother Gene Shepherd of Memphis, Tennessee, 7 nieces and nephews  Rodney Arnette (Beth) West Chester, Ohio, Jody Cope (Rob) Middletown, Ohio, Greg Neeley (Becky) Dayton, Ohio, Vivan Neeley-Bingamon (Jim) Beavercreek, Ohio, Paula Fudge Orlando, Florida, Mark Shepherd Seattle, Washington and J. Andy Shepherd of Orlando, Florida.  The family moved to Ohio in 1946 where he attended Reading High School for a year and then Lockland the next year.  His father bought acreage on Monroe road west of where Bypass 48 is now located and farmed for a number of years.  In 1948, Chuck graduated from Lebanon High School.  He joined the Marine Corps shortly thereafter and was stationed in Japan for his tour of duty.  Upon returning to the states, Chuck enrolled at Bowling Green State University graduating with a BSBA in 1957.  Chuck joined the Marathon Oil Company working in Lima/Findlay area before transferring to the greater Cincinnati area and retiring after 26 years.  He was an avid Golfer, enjoying many great wins and losses at Harmon Golf Course with his Marine buddy Jim Wiekert.  Although Chuck had been battling bone cancer for the last eight months, he always believed it was the quality of life, not life, that matters.  As various issues developed, life became far less quality and slipped away.  A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 2-5pm at the Shaker Run Community Room, Shaker Road, Lebanon, Ohio.