Peterson Funeral Chapel

            David Delane Sheppard, 72, of Verona went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 7, 2018.

            David was born on October 9, 1946 in Douthit, OK. to Milton "Bud" and Phoebe Arnold (Brown) Sheppard. Dave or "Shepp" as most people knew him grew up in Pitcher, OK. and graduated high school there in 1964.  He coached pee-wee football in Riverton, KS. for several years.  He worked at Doans in Joplin, MO.  After retiring Dave enjoed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing and bowling.  David's favorite sport was bowling.  He bowled in a winter league in Aurora.  On most days you could find Dave watching Braves baseball or rooting for the Oklahoma Sooners football on t.v.  David had a passion for taking care of the animals on the farm.  His biggest passion though was taking care of his lawn.

            On April 30, 1980 David married Betty Sue Sheppard (Siegrist) and she survives.  Other survivors include two sons, David Sheppard Jr. and wife, Deanne of Aurora, MO. and Aaron Siegrist and wife, Carla of Verona, MO.; one daughter, Vanessa Gonzalez and husband, Gonzalo of Cassville, MO.; one brother, Ray Brown of Kentucky; three sisters, Liz Carter and husband, Fred of Baxter Springs, KS., Kathy Hatfield and husband, Tim of Baxter Springs, KS. and Kristy Dycus of Neosho, MO.; six grandchildren, Shania Etherton and husband, Cage of Aurora, Madison Siegrist of Aurora, Taylor Sheppard of Aurora, Dakota Brisco, Jordan Brisco and Lane Brisco all of Verona; two step-grandchildren, Ricardo Gonzalez and Ociel Gonzalez both of Monett; two great-grandchildren, Layla Brisco and Oscar Gonzalez and one special nephew who he cared about deeply, Ricki Sheppard of Baxter Springs, KS.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, Mary Buzzard and Bonnie Sheppard; and his step-father, James Brown.

            David had several family members and friends that will truly miss him.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the Peterson Funeral Chapel.  Burial will follow in Spring River Cemetery in Verona.

            Visitation will be held Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. until service time in the funeral home.

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