Jackie "Jack" Shepherd

October 6, 1939 ~ April 7, 2019

Born in: Johnson City, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Jackie Shepherd, age 79, Johnson City, passed away on April 7, 2019.

He was a native of Johnson City and son of the late Nelson Shepherd and Ruth Dykes. He was a member of Common Ground Church in Bristol, Tenn.

Jack graduated from Jonesborough High School in 1957. He would marry Patsy Fagan in 1958 and the two celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Christmas Eve 2018.

Jack was a veteran who retired from Eastman Chemical Company in 1996. He enjoyed sports and loved the Atlanta Braves and the University of Tennessee.

He was a kind-hearted and loving man. He always had a quick smile, an infectious laugh, and a helping hand. Jack had a special place in his heart for his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
He was a great man who will be sorely missed.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 60 years Patsy Shepherd; his brother John Shepherd; a special brother-in-law Chip Fagan; his sons: Timothy Shepherd and daughter-in-law Angie; Jeff Shepherd and daughter-in-law Kathy; grandson Nick Shepherd and wife Cindy; grandson Adam Shepherd and wife Amy; granddaughter Heather Cressell and husband Brandon; step-grandaughter Trina Howington and husband Arthur; great-granddaughters Zoey Waites, Emmy Shepherd, Lexi Cressell, Brooke Howington, great-grandson *9-Austin Howington, great-great granddaughter Myiah Stills, and his many cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his son Tracy Jack Shepherd.

The funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 at Morris-Baker Funeral Home, and will be officiated by Pastor Tim Arnold. The family will be accepting visitors Thursday, April 11 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Morris-Baker Funeral Home.

Burial will take place at Highland Church of Christ in Boones Creek at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 12.


Visitation: April 11, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Funeral Service: April 11, 2019 6:00 pm

Committal Service: April 12, 2019 1:00 pm

Highland Christian Church
485 Highland Church Road
Gray, Ternnessee

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  1. Mr & Mrs Randall Salts and Katelyn says:

    Mrs Shepherd and Family We was sorry to read about Mr Shepherd. Your all in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Randall, Deadra & Katelyn Salts

  2. Connie Walker says:

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of this kind hearted man. Daddy Jack was always kind and thoughtful to everyone he ever met. He was blessed with family and friends who loved him and will miss his kind ways and warm heart. Rest in Piece Daddy Jack

  3. Dave Anderson says:

    Daddy Jack was such a kind and loving man. I grew up around him, mamma Pat, Tim, Jeff and Tracy and remember many a time being on the end of the look from both him and Pat. I am so sorry for your loss and we send you all our love and prayers.

  4. Rick and Bernice Scalf says:

    Nick and Shepherd family: We are so sorry for your loss. May God circle you all in His arms to give you comfort during this time of sorrow. Jack has been lifted up on angel wings to sleep peacefully and joyfully in the arms of Jesus. He now knows no pain or worries. May your fond and precious memories of him give you peace and understanding. Love and prayers, Rick and Bernice

  5. Robbie Hunt says:

    So sorry for your loss. Jack was a good friend and I really enjoyed singing in the choir with him. He will be sorely missed by myself and our church family.

  6. Donna says:

    I will forever miss my uncle Jack Shepherd. Ill never forget the summer of 1982 spending time at his home with him, my aunt pat, and the rest of the family. May God give peace and comfort to all. I love you uncle Jack.❤

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