Ralph W. Shepard


Birth: August 29th, 1936
Death: May 2nd, 2010
Age: 73 years
Residence:Grand Ledge, MI
High School:Grand Ledge High School - 1955
Affiliations: Retired from General Motors Past Vice-President and President of the Local 652

Ralph W. Shepard, age 73, went home to be with his Lord on May 2, 2010.  He was born August 29, 1936 in Grand Ledge, MI, son to Ralph and Anna (Sweet) Shepard.  Ralph was a graduate of Grand Ledge High School, Class of 1955 and a retired employee of General Motors.  He served as Vice-President of the Local 652 from 1987 – 1993 and President from 1993 until his retirement in 2002.  He was a member of the Grand Ledge Church of the Nazarene; an avid golfer and loved his time spent with his grand and great grandchildren.  Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Sandra, three children: Rodney (Janet) Shepard, Kevin Shepard, and Kim Maloney all of Grand Ledge; 6 grandchildren: Kira (Jamey) Quick, Kyle, Sarah, and Harley Shepard, Chase and Ryan Maloney, 2 great grandchildren Tyler and Brenner  Quick; three sisters: Donna Johnson of Sunfield, Melba Cooper and Sharon (Sam) Dukes both of Grand Ledge, one brother Greg Shepard of Grand Ledge; sister-in-law, Dawn (Jim) Glasgow of Mulliken, brother-in-law Spike Cooper of Lewiston, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents; grandsons, Brent Shepard and Luke Shepard, and son-in-law Larry Maloney.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 6, 2010 – 11:00 A.M. at the Grand ledge Church of the Nazarene, 3432 Jefferson Hwy., Grand Ledge, MI 48837, with Rev. Richard Hand officiating.  Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Grand Ledge.  The family will receive friends Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge.  For those desiring, contributions may be made to the Grand Ledge Church of the Nazarene Memorial Fund.  Online condolences may be made at www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

 



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