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James Robert Shepherd Sr.

James Robert Shepherd, Sr., 65, of Moberly, Missouri, went home to be with the Lord on February 17, 2020, at 2:12 p.m. at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, surrounded by his family. James was born on August 23, 1954, in Columbia, Missouri, to Mary “Phyllis” Morris and Charles Lee Shepherd. He worked for Jean and Tim Hess Septic Tank nearly his entire life. He loved country music, fishing, hunting, working on the truck, BBQ, watching T.V, raising hell, and loved to dance, but most of all he loved spending quality time with all of his family. His family will remember him as a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and great friend to all who knew him. He never knew a stranger. He took in most of his grandkids to raise like his own. He loved his wife more than life itself. He loved speaking and spending time with his sister. James was preceded in death by his father, Charles Shepherd; mother, Phyllis Hess; step-father; Thomas Hess; sister, Mary Luntsford; and his son, Brandon VanBibber. He is survived by his wife, Metha Shepherd of Moberly, Missouri; two daughters: Jamie (Bruce) Pierce and Amber Moran; two sons: Gage Shepherd and James Shepherd, all of Moberly, Missouri; sister, Jean Hess of Moberly, Missouri; brother, Tommy Hess of Moberly, Missouri; nephews: Richard and Daniel Luntsford of Moberly, Missouri, Trevor Hess of Moberly, Missouri, and Tim Hess of Youngtown, Ohio; brother, Danny Luntsford of Jacksonville, Missouri; grandchildren: Kaylee and Kelsie Moran, Annalice and Racheal Patterson, Annabella and Abagail Pierce all of Moberly, Missouri, Samantha Patterson of Winterhaven, Florida, Mason, Landon and Brently Lawson all of Moberly, Missouri, Kayleb Pierce, Caleb Million, and Debra Shepherd all of Moberly. A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 24, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. at Family Life Fellowship, Moberly, Missouri. Cremation has been accorded to Million Taylor Funeral Homes of Moberly. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of James Robert Shepherd Sr. please visit our Sympathy Store.

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So sorry for your loss. We remember when yall lived on Oakland St in Lakeland and Pat brought that young calf inside your alls house! Great times

Connie Tibbetts Feb 20 2020 12:00 AM

I love you Papa I may have only known you for 3 years but those 3 years meant a lot to me. You treated me as your own and I am forever grateful for that. I wish I could have came and seen you a lot more than I was able to but the memories I have with you and nana and racheal will forever me in my heart. Rest easy with uncle B. You will forever be loved and missed. :heart:

Audrie Ahrens Feb 19 2020 12:00 AM

Daddy I love you more than you ever knew I will always hold you close and remember I am who I am today because of you I hope you and Brandon are having fun together in heaven I will never say goodbye to you I will see you again one day just remember one thing remember you were the best father and grandfather anyone could ask for I have loved you since the day you and mom conceived me

amber moran Feb 19 2020 12:00 AM

I never really even met u but u r loved and will be missed by so very many may u watch over your loved ones RIH

rebekah kennah Feb 18 2020 12:00 AM

Love you uncle pat thanks for being there for me

Billy joe Feb 18 2020 12:00 AM

I remember this like it was yesterday:sob: I love and miss you so much palpal:dove_of_peace::heart:

Racheal May Patterson Feb 18 2020 12:00 AM