Robert Leon Sheppard

11/10/1929 — 08/18/2019

From Jonesboro, AR | Born in Vian, OK

Graveside Inurnment

Fri, August 23, 2019, 2:00 pm
Cemetery at Sunset
915 By-Pass Hwy Richland, WA US 99352
(509) 946-0803

Robert Leon Sheppard

Robert Leon Sheppard, 89, of
Jonesboro, Arkansas peacefully passed on August 18th, 2019.

            He was born
November 10th, 1929 in Vian, Oklahoma to his parents Jimalee (King)
Sheppard and Jack Sheppard. He spent his formative years in Oklahoma before
relocating with immediate family to Richland, Washington in 1944. There, he
attended and graduated from Columbia High School in 1947. After graduation, he
served in the Air Force and Department of Defense as a radar, computer and
communications specialist. After his service, he worked for 19 years in the
Bonneville Power Administration, retiring in 1986. Later in life, his highest
academic achievement was a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts at Central Washington
University. He was a compassionate and dedicated person in his personal and
professional roles.

            Robert was
preceded in death by his father; Jack Sheppard, mother; Jimalee (King) Sheppard
and siblings: Jack Jr. Sheppard; brother, and sister; Eloise (Sheppard)

           Robert is
survived by his children; son, Cheyenne (Ashley) Sheppard and daughter, Rachael
(Jesse) Owens and grandchildren; David Owens and Kaelynn Owens.

            In loving
memory, a graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial in Richland,
Washington on August 23rd at 1pm.


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