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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