September 22, 1926 - January 6, 2021
John Daniel Shepard, 94, of Cambridge, died Wednesday (January 6, 2021) at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, He was born September 22, 1926, in Cambridge, son of the late Thomas L. and Hazel M. (Belkey) Shepard. Mr. Shepard worked at Cambridge Pottery, retired from Superior Model Company and was a 1944 Graduate of Cambridge High School. He enjoyed fishing, woodcarving, word search, and reading. Mr. Shepard was a US Army Veteran, having served in WWII from 1945 to 1947 as a Military Police (MP) officer, Company “A” 800th MP Battalion. His tour of duty included Tokyo, Yokohama and Nagoya Japan where he served as a security detail for American troops. He was a Life Member of Cambridge VFW Post 2901. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Voytko) Shepard, who died August 29, 1982; six brothers, Robert, Paul M. “Cy”, Ronald “Payne”, Harold “Herk”, Warren "Ed", and James Shepard; two sisters, Molly Goduto and Mary Gerber, and a half-brother, Thomas Shepard. He is survived by two sons, Randy L. of Cambridge and John T. (David Polakowski) of Galloway, two daughters, Debbie (Mike) McKee of Cambridge and Cindy (Dick) Robson of Nashport. Two granddaughters, Janielle (Chad) Bevington of Hilliard, and Jenna (Kyle) Roberts of Hilliard. Two step grandchildren, Annie (Sarah) Polakowski of Hamburg, Germany and Anthony Polakowski of Amanda. He had an extended family grandson Tao Zhang, Tiajin, China. Two great granddaughters, Charlie Thea Roberts and Dempsey Mae Bevington both of Hilliard. Two sister-in-laws, Marcella Shepard of Cambridge and Agnes Allison of Byesville. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at Northwood Cemetery on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 11 am. Military graveside rites will be performed by the Guernsey County Veterans Council. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donation to be made to The Guernsey County Library in John’s name. The Guernsey County Library, 63500 Byesville Road, Cambridge. John's online guest book may be viewed and signed at www.bundy-lawfuneralhome.com.
John Daniel Shepard, 94, of Cambridge, died Wednesday (January 6, 2021) at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, He was born September 22, 1926, in Cambridge, son of the late Thomas L. and Hazel M. (Belkey) Shepard. Mr. Shepard worked... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
John Daniel Shepard, 94, of Cambridge, died Wednesday (January...View More
Flowers & Gifts
Send flowers to the Shepard family.Send Flowers