Mr. Richard Sheppard, 67, of 1601 East Durst Avenue, husband of Clara C. Sheppard, entered into eternal rest on December 1, 2018 at Spartanburg Medical Center. He was born in Greenwood, SC, November 23, 1951, a son of the late Buddy Sheppard and Addrena Luchie Sheppard.
He was a member of Morris Chapel Baptist Church and formerly restaurant owner and manager of Rick's Uptown Cafeteria.
Surviving is his wife Clara of the home; two sons, Richard Lionel Sheppard, of Ware shoals, SC and Demetricus Fortune, of Greenwood, SC; three daughters, Renita ( Robert) Robinson, of Abbeville, SC, Ronanda Sheppard, of Greenwood, SC, and Veronica (Tyrone) Neal, of Ware Shoals, SC; four sisters, Pauline Key, of Greenwood ,SC, Carrie Irby, of Laurens, SC, Francine Sheppard, of Greenwood, SC and Jeanella ( Doug) Thompson, of Laurens, SC; 10 grandchildren and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Home going services will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 12:00 noon at Morris Chapel Baptist Church, with Bishop Oliver T. McCray officiating.
Burial will be at Springfield Baptist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Antonio Gantt, Demetri Jackson, Robert Robinson, and nephews.
Flower bearers will be Angela Mosley, Jackie Hackett, Wanda Moore and nieces.
Honorary escorts will be class of 1971.
Mr. Sheppard will be placed in the church at 11:00AM .
The family is at the home .
Percival-Tompkins Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sheppard family.