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Spade Mountain Cemetery
Adair County, Oklahoma

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Burl L. Sheppard

Burl Leo Sheppard

© Stilwell (OK) Democrat Journal
June 1, 2005
Submitted by: Sharon Treib

Graveside services for Burl Leo Sheppard, age 69 of Yale, were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Spade Mountain Cemetery near Stilwell. Rev. Mike Clark will officiate.

Services have been entrusted to the Palmer and Marler Funeral Chapel in Yale.

Burl was born on September 30, 1935 in Stilwell, to H. D. and Minerva (Higgs) Sheppard. Burl was born and raised in Stilwell. He worked as a gauger in the oilfield all of his life. Burl enjoyed fishing and hunting. Burl lived in Ponca City from 1973 until 1995 when he moved to Yale. He attended the Church of God in Yale. Burl loved spending time with his kids and family. Burl passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2005 at the Yale Nursing Home.

Burl is survived by his son Burl Sheppard, Jr. and wife Mary of Ponca City, daughters Terri Jacobs of Elk City, Kansas, Sherry Alsip of Noel, Missouri and Lisa Sheppard of Yale, brother Carol Sheppard of Johnson City, Kansas, sister Elsie Fay Ryals of Welling, Oklahoma, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

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