James E. Shepherd, age 75, of Semmes, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019, at his home.
James was a native of Mobile and worked at Wigley and Culp for 30 years. He served honorably in the United States Army Reserves. James was a diehard Alabama fan and a NASCAR enthusiast. Above all else, his greatest joy and love was his family.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Brandi M. Strickland.
Survivors include his wife, Lenda Shepherd; son, Chad (Dana) Shepherd; son-in-law, Dale Strickland; grandchildren, Courtney (Jake) Turberville, Victoria Shepherd, Austin Shepherd, Landen Strickland, and Karlyn Strickland; sisters, Sybil (James) Ziegler and Carolyn (Bobby) Miller; and brother, Keith (Carolyn) Shepherd.
Pallbearers will be Austin Shepherd, Landen Strickland, Brian Shepherd, Eddie Patrick, Dwayne Whittington, and Jake Turberville.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with Mr. Archie Allred officiating. Burial will follow at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
Lenda words can not say what I feel right now, you and James have for many years been very special to me and my family. I was so pleased that Eddie and his family live
across the street from, I knew if they needed anything you and James would be there. We will always love and miss James. May God bless and keep you as you are going through this time in your life and know I am as close as you phone anytime you need some one to talk to. Love and prayers to you and the family.
Elsie Patrick and Bill PatrickMobile, AL
Lenda, Chad and all...…..you are in our prayers and we will be thinking about you and remembering all the good times with Gail and Johnny and others. Knowing Brandi is happy! Take care and God bless.
Lynn and Bill Carrspanish fort, AL
James E. Shepherd was a really good person all the years at Vigor Class of 62' He will be missed Greatly! My Prayers are for his friends and Family!
Barbara Corey/SolomomFrankfort, KY
James couldn't have loved his family more. Everyone who knew James was aware of his love for his kids, Lenda, and later his grandkids. You also knew what a Bama fan he was. James had a heart as big as anyone. I appreciated him and Johnny taking me along with them to Tuscaloosa to tail gate in style. You will always be loved and missed. Eddie
Eddie PatrickMobile, AL
We are all so very sorry for you and your family's loss. Our prayers are with you all.
May God Bless and keep you close to Him.
Bill, Marnie, Ben, Max, Henry, and Langley DavisSemmes, AL
James will be missed...so loved by his family and friends.
Judi DyessTheodore, AL
Chad, we are so sorry for your loss. You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers.
David & Lynn HoweJacksonville, FL
Love you all and praying for your peace.
Mary ReidMobile, AL
Lenda, our hearts go out to you and the family. Having met you and James under a sad situation the time I got to talk with James and you and sharing the love of your daughter, I feel blessed that God put us at the same place. James was a very special person. Thanks to James and you to have included me in your lives and shared with me about your beautiful family. May God wrap His arms around you and comfort you in these times. Love and Prayers, Sandi
Sandi and Fred HardinNewburgh, IN
My brother in law was a very loving, caring man who always put his family first. We will miss you so much.
Donna L GanoWetumpka, AL