Ray Edward Shepherd Jr., 1929-2019


Services for Ray Edward Shepherd Jr., 89, of Mineola were March 9 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Shepherd passed away peacefully March 2, 2019.

He was born in Greenville on Dec. 25, 1929, to the late Ray and Zora (Porter) Shepherd. Ray graduated from Point High School. He married his other half, Wanda McKee, and they had three children, Ricky, Eddie and Jana. Ray worked in the oil and gas industry, most notably as a supervisor for Shell, for which he worked 40 years. He enjoyed the simple things in life such as playing 42 with friends and going on trail rides.

Mr. Shepherd retired to Mineola, where he enjoyed meeting his friends for coffee at the Dairy Queen and faithfully spending time with his church family at the Broadstreet Church of Christ, and later the Mineola Church of Christ. After Wanda passed away, Ray found love again and spent a few years married to the late Dottie Shepherd.

Ray is survived by his brother, Grady; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and beloved nieces, nephews and other family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Mineola Church of Christ in Mr. Shepherd’s name.

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