Jerry Nelson Shepherd, age 82, of Northport, AL passed away April 13, 2023 at his residence. Funeral services were 11:00 am Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at Calvary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, AL with Pastor Will McGee and Pastor Tony Smithson officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and half-brother, Dayton Shepherd, Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy B. Shepherd; two daughters, Amy Shepherd of Buckeye, AZ and Jill Haynes (Shawn) of Concord, NC; three grandchildren, Keara Haynes, Maya Haynes and Landis Haynes and his fur baby, Bama.
Jerry was born August 23, 1940 in McShan, Alabama to the late Dayton Shepherd, Sr and Mary Abrams Shepherd. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and former owner of Foto-Hall, Inc. in Southern California for 40 years. Jerry attended the University of Alabama and graduated from Cal-State Fullerton with a major in Finance. He was an avid reader at the Tuscaloosa Library and an avid golfer. Jerry was a private pilot for 25 years and he also enjoyed tennis, snow skiing and spending time with his family.
Pallbearers were Dr. Gordon Brion, Shawn Haynes, Landis Haynes, Dr. Jerry Davis, Don Krump and Charles Fore.
Honorary Pallbearers were his golfing buddies and his Tuscaloosa Rotary Club. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Steven Brown, Dr. William Hill and staff of Hospice of West Alabama.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Hospice of West Alabama, 3851 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 or the Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa, 11001 Patton Road, Northport, AL 35475.
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