Russell W. Shepherd, Jr.
August 25, 1936 - June 1, 2011
Mr. Russell W. Shepherd, Jr., 74, of Acworth, GA, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Heritage Hospice in Marietta.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2011 at the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Dan Reed officiating. Interment will follow in the Georgia National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Shepherd was a Vietnam Veteran and a retired MSGT in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed his HAM radio and was a member of the amateur radio club. Russell was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Katsuko Shepherd of Acworth; children, Richard (Michelle) Shepherd of Acworth and Kenneth (Kristyn) Shepherd of Wylie, TX; four grandchildren, Evan, Kara, Jordan and Rebekah.
Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, GA, honored to serve the family. Sosebeefuneralhome.com 770-479-2131.
VisitationThe family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
ServicesFuneral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2011 at the Sosebee Memorial Chapel
IntermentGeorgia National Cemetery.
Marvin Wilken KT4WSorry to hear of the passing of Russ. He was
a fellow club member of the Paulding Amateur Radio Club and a fine mentor for the newcommers in the hobby. He was proud of his accomplishment of 329 county contacts which put him on the ARRL honor roll. God bless widow and and his family.
Mr. & Mrs. David W HunterIt is great sadness to hear about Russell' death. My wife and I knew Russ for over fifty years and he and his wife were dear friends. Russ and I were both radio operators in the US ARMY SPECIAL FORCES. We now know that his soul rest with God and he will be surely missed.
David Ayers,JR.Mr.Russell Shepard was a great man!! Being a "ham" radio operator myself I will always think of him whenever i Key the Mic! God Bless You Russ,, 73s Dave (NC4AA)
Melrose Ayers LomaxI am so sorry for your loss. He was a GREAT ham friend and mentor for my son Dave (Ayers). They were back and forth on the air after Dave moved to Fayetteville some years ago.He will truly be missed by him. My sympathy to the family of this fine man.