Woodward, Okla. - Terry Don Shepherd, 53 year old Woodward resident, died Sunday, June 12, 2011 in the Woodward Regional Hospital. He had developed diabetes as a teenager and died from complications due to the disease. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2011 at the Ft. Supply United Methodist Church with the Reverend Bill Tindell officiating. Interment will be in the Highland-Smoot Cemetery, southwest of Laverne. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.
Terry Don Shepherd was born to Lester "Joe" and Thelma (Smoot) Shepherd on October 8, 1957 at the Woodward Hospital in Woodward, Oklahoma. Terry attended the Fort Supply Schools and graduated from Ft. Supply High School in 1975. He attended Liberal Vo-Tech studying Parts House Management from 1975-1976. Terry was baptized in the Fort Supply Baptist Church as a young man. He was employed at Western State Hospital for many years as a Psychiatric Aide. He lived in Oklahoma City for a time before returning to the Laverne and Woodward areas.
He is survived by his mother, Thelma Shepherd of Woodward; brother, L.H. Shepherd and wife Janice of Moreland, Idaho; sister, Sandy Alexander and husband, Jim of Fort Supply; six nephews and one niece; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lester "Joe" Shepherd and a sister, Jolonda Love.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodward Relay For Life with the funeral home accepting the contributions.
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