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May 3, 2012 - 11:22am

Robert H. Shepard

posted by T.J. Woodward.

Robert H. Shepard, age 69, died Wednesday May 2nd at his home. He was born in Warsaw, NY on December 14, 1942 a son of the late Harold and Doris (Kinney) Shepard. Bob worked for the Genesee-Wyoming railroad company, he worked for several constructions firms, a pipeline company in Dunkirk, and was a car painter for the former English Chevrolet in Perry. He was a member of the Perry VFW post 5009, Perry Vets Club, Silver Lake Sportmans Club, the former Perry Moose Club and former Oldies but Goodies Car Club in Perry. He enjoyed owning several antiques cars in the past and was an avid John Wayne collector and buff. He is preceded in death by a wife Susan (Kraft) Shepard who died in 1985; brother Herbert Shepard; father-in-law Thomas Rice; brother-in-law Tommy Rice; sister-in-law Cindy (Michael) Laraby.

He is survived by his wife: Linda (Rice) Shepard whom he married on Oct. 4, 1986, 2 sons: Mark (Nahir) Shepard of Colorado Springs, CO., John (Elizabeth) Shepard of Wendell, NC., 4 grandchildren: Taylor, Jordon, Samantha and Alison Shepard, a mother-in-law: Florence Rice of Perry, 4 brother-in-laws: Paul Rice of Perry, Jeff (Mary) Rice of Silver Lake, Steve (Polly) Rice of Leicester, Brian Rice of Perry, along with many nieces and nephews.

Their will be no prior visitation. Graveside services will be held on Sunday May 6th at 1:00pm at the Glenwood Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials may be made to the Perry Fire Department P.O. Box 243 Perry, NY 14530 or to the Perry VFW 20 Washington Blvd. Perry, New York 14530. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call 237-2626. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530. 

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