"Inspiration and genius -
- one and the same."

Es-La-Fren Club 1;

Elementary Worker 4.

Math Club 1, 2, 3, 4;

Quill and Scroll 3, 4;

Junior Classic League 2;

Senior Honor Society 3, 4,
Chaplain 4;

Reporter 4; Class officer 3;

Speech Club 3, 4; F.T.A. 3, 4;

Editor-in-Chief of the Pioneer 3, 4;

Ambition: Law, Legislation, and Politics.




{ November 4, 1948 - November 4, 2021 }

      William E. Shepard Jr. (Bill) was born on November 4th, 1948, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was a well-respected Lawyer, English Professor, and a well accomplished Pianist. He loved life to the fullest and whenever he walked into the room, it instantly lit up with his beautiful smile. Bill was always up for a good adventure and loved his God, family, friends, and gospel music. He loved traveling the country seeing beautiful sights, trying new restaurants, and taking lots of pictures. Everyone who met Bill instantly fell in love with him.

      Bill entered his eternal home on November 4th, 2021, in Southaven, Mississippi in the arms of his best friend and caregiver, Marc Cave and his dear cousin Mary Bertani. He was proceeded in death by his father, William E. Shepard Sr. and loving mother, Blanche Shepard. He is survived by his best friend, caregiver and constant companion, Marc Cave; along with a host of other relatives and friends who loved him dearly. Bill moved on to his eternal home, but he will live on forever in the hearts all who loved and cherished him.

        Visitation was Tuesday, November 9th, 2021, at Lindenwood Christian Church located at 2400 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee from 4:30-6:30pm.

      Home going celebration was on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021, at Lindenwood Christian Church located at 2400 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee at 10:00am.




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* Visit Bill's online Obituary at Pate Jones Funeral Home *


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