Max Shepherd

May 13, 1947 - July 08, 2018

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Thursday, July 12, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Wolcottville Chapel

Saturday, July 14, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home - Martin, Kentucky


Sunday, July 15, 1:30 PM
Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home - Martin, Kentucky


Max Shepherd, 71, of Wolcottville died Sunday, July 8, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at his residence.

He was born May 13, 1947, in Hueysville, Kentucky, to Willie and Susan (Conley) Shepherd.

On August 1, 1969, in Garrett, Kentucky, he married Elva Lea Whitaker.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, having served in Vietnam.

Mr. Shepherd was a tool maker for A-1 Production in Kendallville for 27 years and Citation Corporation in Albion for 15 years.

Max enjoyed flower and fruit gardening, mushroom hunting, and going to Kentucky every fall to hunt ginseng. He also enjoyed squirrel hunting when he was younger.

Surviving are his wife, Elva Shepherd of Wolcottville; two sons, Chris B. Shepherd of Wolcottville and Clay B. Shepherd of LaGrange; two granddaughters, Kihla Shepherd and Logann Shepherd; three grandsons, Cain Shepherd, Cole Shepherd, and Cace Shepherd; three sisters, Madeline Patrick of Albion, Michigan, Sharon (Allen) Chaffins of Hueysville, Kentucky, and Ruby Crager of Hindman, Kentucky; and a brother, Marvin (Janet) Shepherd of Hueysville, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Norman Shepherd, Arthur Shepherd, Jack Shepherd, Mitchell Shepherd, and Calley Shepherd; and four sisters, Mabel Shepherd, Mary Little, Marie Taylor, and Wanda Hutchinson.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, 100 Cemetery Street, Wolcottville.

Additional visitation will be Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, 7 Clinic Drive, Martin, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be Sunday, July 15, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home with Rev. Bethel Bolen officiating. Burial will be in Shepherd Cemetery on Salt Lick Road near Hueysville.

Pallbearers will be Chris Shepherd, Clay Shepherd, Cain Shepherd, Marvin Shepherd, Dylan Shepherd, Tanner Shepherd, and Melvin Crager.

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Toby Rice
July 12th, 2018 11:34pm
Albion, In

Elva, Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for you and the family, I will miss ya groundhog

Duane Leighty
July 11th, 2018 8:17pm
Kendallville, IN

Elva, Chris and Clay sorry for your loss, Max was a great machinist and a good friend. You have my sincere sympathy

Brittany Meyer (Butler)
July 11th, 2018 6:34pm
Dickinson, ND

So sorry to hear about Max! My thoughts and prayers are with Elva and family. I will always remember spending time with you as a kid and climbing in your magnolia tree.

Craig A Patteuw
July 11th, 2018 9:33am
Cromwell Indiana

My heart goes out to Elva, Chris & Clay. Its not every day that folks like you cross our path and I feel very fortunate & blessed to have Max & Elva as dear friends. The tears and the sadness will fade some with time, but the memories and friendship will always remain. Gonna miss you groundhog!

Gerry lash-ross
July 11th, 2018 7:27am

Hello Elva hello Elva I was married to Phil Ross. He and Max worked do you gather at citation Phil thought the world of Max he was very proud to be his friend Max called him groundhog and would bring vegetables to us from his guarden especially his fall beans. Phil would try to grow them but he never had much luck Cell passed away will be two years in August now he's got another buddy up there with him in heaven❤️ You have my deepest sympathy's thoughts and prayers for you and your family Gerry Ross

charmin hicks
July 11th, 2018 2:32am

so sorry for your loss. Max was a wonderful man.

Virginia Shepherd Tackett
July 9th, 2018 9:41pm
Printer, KY

My deepest sympathies. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you all. I am a daughter to Gorman Shepherd (Kook), and granddaughter to Mabel.

Joyce Shepherd Bonner
July 9th, 2018 9:25pm
Tuscaloosa Alabama

I'm so sorry to hear about Uncle Max he was one of my favorite Uncles

Sam Wireman
July 9th, 2018 8:24pm

Sorry for your loss - We Love you

Anna Shepherd
July 9th, 2018 6:54pm
Staffordsville, KY

With deepest sympathy as you remember Max. We hope you feel surrounded by much love. I was Mable Shepherd’s daughter-in-law and married to Lendon “Booter” Shepherd. Hugs and Love, Anna Shepherd

Misty (Wireman) Ivy
July 9th, 2018 6:38pm
Columbia City, Indiana

Deepest sympathies and prayers for the family.

Lore Kennedy
July 9th, 2018 6:21pm

Max is resting in arms of God and at total peace.

Tom and Jane Hulen
July 9th, 2018 5:53pm

Chris and family - we are so sorry for your loss - know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless

Carrie Gaff
July 9th, 2018 5:45pm

So sorry for your loss.

Jason whitt
July 9th, 2018 5:33pm
Paintsville KY

Sorry for your loss

Rick Straley
July 9th, 2018 5:06pm

sorry for your loss

Bob Gard and family
July 9th, 2018 4:18pm
Kendallville indiana

So sorry for your loss.