Harold Dean Shepherd October 10, 1946 ~ March 7, 2013

Harold Dean Shepherd, 66, of Crosses passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Baptist Health in Little Rock.  He was born October 10, 1946 in Fayetteville the son of Delbert “Bug” and Velma Shackelford Shepherd.

Dean was a member of Crosses Community Church. As a young man, he worked in the aircraft business in Wichita, KS. For many years he was in the trucking business, using,  “Hot Dog”  as his radio handle, delivered feed for Tyson, drove for Delp, Taylor Brothers, Jones and then became owner and operator, driving “Blue Bertha” and then “Big Red”

He was preceded in death by his father; a daughter, Marcie Ann Shepherd.

Dean is survived by his wife of twenty-six years, Marilynne Shepherd of the home; previous wife, Pam Hankins; three sons, Marty Dean Shepherd and wife, Melissa of Crosses, Mikel Dee Shepherd of Crosses and Cody Dean Shepherd of Health; three daughters, Nicole Pryor of Klamath Falls, OR, Kimberly Pryor of Fayetteville and Jennifer Shepherd of Fayetteville; his mother, Velma Shepherd of Springdale; Two sisters, Reda Hollingsworth of Springdale, Patsy Shepherd of Clearwater, KS; Six grandchildren, the joy of his life, Molly Shepherd, Kaden Olmstead, Matthew Shepherd, Jenavieve Pryor, Audrey Pryor and Madison Shepherd.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Crosses Community Church with Rev. Rex Eaton officiating. Burial will be in Brannon Mountain Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 5~7 PM at Beard’s Funeral Chapel.


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    Freddy Hollingsworth Jr. » 10. Mar, 2013

    I am so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. We are praying for you all during this difficult time.

    Martha Cooper Ritchie » 11. Mar, 2013

    So sorry to hear about Dean’s passing. He will be missed. Sending prayers and wishes for peace and comfort for family and friends during this time of sadness.

    Nancy Vaughn » 11. Mar, 2013

    Dear Shepherd Family,
    My heart goes out to you all, Your family has been so important to me and my friends who live at Crosses. I know Dean tried everything he could. He was a fighter. I hope to see you at visitation tomorrow night. Louise is at Walker Hospice Home and is close to going with Dean. Love, Nancy

    Evelyn Caldwell » 12. Mar, 2013

    My thoughts and prayes are with you Marilyn and your family. May God surround you in his arms and bring you comfort during the following days, weeks, and months. I am so very sorry for your loss.

    Jackie and Johnny Williams » 12. Mar, 2013

    Sorry for your loss

    Janie Blagg » 12. Mar, 2013

    Kim and family,
    I am so sorry for your great loss. It’s a terrible thing to lose a parent. My prayer is for your good memories of him to shine through when you need them most. I lost my father almost 40 years ago, and I can still bring up his laughter in my mind and memory. It is a blessing to me. I wish you all many blessings and happy memories.

    Jennifer Dowdle » 12. Mar, 2013


    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I am very sorry to hear of your loss, keep those great memories of your father close.

    Lauren Miller » 13. Mar, 2013

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Glenn Huskisson » 14. Mar, 2013

    Dear Shepherd Family
    I was sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. May the lord give you comfort during this difficult time. I worked with Dean at Taylor Bros. and Jones Truck Lines. I last visited with Dean at the Jones reunion last year. Dean was a good friend, who will be missed.