Merle J. Shephard, 79, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Golden Living Center in Tell City. He was born in Cannelton on August 15, 1933 to the late James and Maude (Keiser) Shephard. He is also preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.
Merle was a 1951 graduate of Troy High School and was an Army veteran. He served in Germany during the Korean Conflict. A retired farmer, Merle enjoyed watching high school basketball.
Surviving are his children, Scarlet (Cheyenne) Carter, John (Susan) Shephard and Walt (Teresa) Shephard, all of Cannelton, IN; brother, Maurice Shephard of Cannelton; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. Visitation will also be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Rev. Lewis Garrett will officiate.