Nathan Shepherd, age 78, of Bell, FL, passed away at Haven Hospice-Suwannee Valley Care Center in Lake City, FL on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. He was born on July 7, 1938 to George W. and Viola Shepherd in Bell and was a lifelong resident. Mr. Shepherd proudly served his country in the US Navy and was a retired maintenance technician with the State of Florida. He was also a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Jimmie Allen Shepherd.
Mr. Shepherd is survived by his wife, Betty Shepherd; his two daughters, Cynthia (Charles “Ed”) Futral of Gainesville and Natalie (Robert) Rankin of Bell and his son, Daniel (Marcy) Shepherd of High Springs. He is also survived by his four sisters, Lera Townsend of Bay City, MI, Clyda Andrews of Clearwater Beach, FL, Shirley Stalvey of Trenton and Penny Odom of Beachville, FL and by his brother, Eugene Shepherd of Watkinsville, GA; along with his ten grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mr Shepherd will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Bell with Pastor Jimmy Corbin officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Horeb Cemetery in High Springs. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening, April 13, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.