He was born on January 8, 1971, in Parkersburg, a son of Michael D. and Darlene Nichols Shepard of Parkersburg.
He was a graduate of Parkersburg South High School with the class of 1989 and loved to bowl at Ren Dor Lanes.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by three daughters, Kayla, Brittany and Hannah Shepard all of Parkersburg; one son, Ryan Shepard of Parkersburg; one sister, Tammie R. White (Bobby) of Parkersburg; one brother, Stephen Shepard of Parkersburg; his grandmother, Martha Nichols of Vienna, W.Va.; a granddaughter on the way, due on Monday, Izabella Shepard; nieces, Shawna Drake, Sammy and Emily White and Bree Banks; nephews, Ronnie “Bubby” Drake II and Brandon Shepard; and several aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Cecil “Tom” Nichols; and his paternal grandparents, Dale and Doris Shepard.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Sat., Jan. 5, 2013 at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., south Parkersburg with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen South Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, at the funeral home.
An online guestbook will be available at www.lamberttatman.com.