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Leslie N. Shepherd

Leslie N. Shepherd

Leslie N. Shepherd, 87, of St Petersburg, FL funeral mass is 11:00 AM, on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Holy Family Church, 200 78th Avenue N/E, St Petersburg, FL with Father John Tapp, to officiate. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:00 AM until service time (11:00 AM) at the church. Following the Mass, there will be full military honors preformed by the Pinellas County Military Honor Guard.

A native of Holton, IN and a local resident since 1989, when he moved here from Greenwood, IN. Leslie was a retired heating and air conditioning man for Schilling-Chilling in Indianapolis for over 25 years; a Life Member of the VFW Post # 5626 in Beech Grove, IN and a lifetime member of FMHO(Florida Mobile Home Owners). He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and during World War II, Leslie served in the US Army. During his military career, he was awarded the American Theater Ribbon; Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars; Philippine Liberation Ribbon; the Victory Medal for World War II and a Good Conduct Medal.

Leslie is predeceased in death by his parents; Noble and Verna Shepherd and a brother, Hiram Shepherd in 2003 and is survived by his loving family: his wife of 64 years, Laverne of St Petersburg, FL; a son, David Shepherd and his wife, Rita of Indianapolis, IN; three daughters: Theresa Ginsberg and her husband, Larry of St Petersburg, FL; Joyce Prizevoits and her husband, Konrad of Cape Coral, FL and Nancy Ailes and her husband, Kevin of Greenwood, IN; a brother, Vernon Shepherd and his wife, Mary Jane of Brownsburg, IN; a brother-in-law, Richard Lohman and his wife, Shirley of Indianapolis, IN; sixteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandsons.

Please send all floral arrangements directly to the church.

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Guestbook Entries

Date: Apr 13, 2012
Name: charlene goodmon
Entry: Sorry for your loss,well he is with the old gang heaven has a place for all of us love my family, Sincerely from all.Love Char

Date: Apr 10, 2012
Name: Gisele Sochacki
Entry: Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity. - Mother Teresa I am sorry for you loss, but know he will always be around you in spirit. Love, Gisele & Al & Dustin

Date: Apr 9, 2012
Name: Tim McMillan
Entry: Uncle Les, what a wonderful man. He was a man that always showed respect to everyone. I never heard the man curse which was hard not to do being around me growing up, lol. I will miss you Uncle Les. We had some good times going to florida on vacation. Also all the times we spent at the lake, and the track, and all the holidays. I wish we could have seen you more these last few years but things change so I guess I will see you when the lord says front and center to me. Love you, and Aunt Laverne... GOD BLESS YOU BOTH!

Date: Apr 9, 2012
Name: Shelle McMillan
Entry: Uncle Les was always such a kind and wonderful man with a big smile on his face. He will be greatly missed by all. My heart and prayers go out to Aunt Laverne....and all of the Shepard family. Sending much love to you all.

Date: Apr 9, 2012
Name: Kendra Gorman
Entry: Great-Uncle Les was a fantastic man who loved his family dearly! I had such good times with Uncle Les & Aunt Laverne. Rest in peace

Date: Apr 9, 2012
Name: Teresa Riggs
Entry: I knew him he was my sons Great Grandfather very sweet and loving and Every way ..Was always so good to me no matter what happen with his grand son and me ..He was the best great grandpa that my son could ever have we love you Leslie always...

Date: Apr 9, 2012
Name: Jerry & Rita Davis
Entry: Laverne, we are so sorry for your loss. We spent many a night with you and Les and Bob and Norma playing cards and laughing. What great times. I think the one thing I remember about Les was that I never once heard him curse. I do remember a lot of "hecky dern's" and "dang nabit's". That alone says a lot. Be strong dear lady, you have a loving family to take care of you.

Date: Apr 9, 2012
Name: Sue Mayo
Entry: Jason, Everyone at ImageFIRST has you and your family in their thoughts and prayers.

Date: Apr 9, 2012
Name: Tom and Debbie Springer

Laverne, we were very sorry to hear about Les. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Wish we could be down there to give you a hug. Love to you and your kids....

Date: Apr 7, 2012
Name: Rusty Hargraves
Entry: Im so sorry to hear about dad passing, but, Im taking comfort in knowing hes with ,Jesusand ,i will seehim again. Love you all,rusty

Date: Apr 7, 2012
Name: John McMillan
Entry: On a lighter note, he and my dad were the focus of many comical events over the years. One was when they were doing some project at our house. They were cutting plywood on a wooden table in our garage. I am not sure which one was cutting and which one was holding but together they cut through the table. Another time they were launching the boat at Sweetwater and Less was on the dock and my dad was in the boat. Less had the rope wrapped around his hand and told dad to back it off the trailor. Yep, he pulled him right off the dock and into the lake. Great times. I will always remember the good times.

Date: Apr 7, 2012
Name: John Mcmillan
Entry: As well as I knew uncle Less and as much time as I spent with them. There were a few things I did not know. I knew he was a veteran and I think he retired from the army reserve. I did not know he was a war hero. I was amazed at the fact he received 3 Bronze Star medals. That is incredible. I did not know he had boots in the sand during the liberation of the Phillipines. Makes me proud to know this...

Date: Apr 6, 2012
Name: Robert Hurm
Entry: I had the privelege of knowing Les Shepherd for many years. Les was the finest person that you will ever meet. He loved his family to the ultimate. Les loved LaVerne for more than 64 years in marriage. That definitely signifies his dedication and love of his family. Les was fair and generous to all. Les left his mark on this earth and will be missed. Les is now with God in Heaven.

Date: Apr 6, 2012
Name: Kathy Bishop Thoreson
Entry: Oh my, what sad news. I didn't know Leslie & Laverne as well as I did their daughter Theresa. From what I did know they were kind, caring people. He passed at a wonderful time in a way though, Easter........... He is now in heaven and he is resting in peace with no pain. My thoughts are with the whole family, I know you are all so very close. Love Kathy Bishop Thoreson

Date: Apr 6, 2012
Name: Mary Ray-Tiebor
Entry: I am deeply Sorrowful to the Shepherd family in their pain in losing Les. He was a wonderful man and will greatly be missed by everyone. I will forever be grateful to the Shepherd family for letting me a part of this family. If I wasn't at Nancy's house, she was at mine. Her parents were my 2nd parents. They even let me live in their home and took care of me as if I was one of their own when I had nowhere to go. I will forever love this family.

Date: Apr 6, 2012
Name: Linda Anderson
Entry: Dear Lavern and family, My fondest memories of living at Pinewood was having Les & Lavern as my neighbors. When Les saw me working in the yard one day, he yelled over "I wish I could give you a hand!" I remember my old neighbor with a smile. Always will. I smile back to you, Les. Now Heaven is blessed with you as it's neighbor. :-) With sincere sympathies to you all, Love,Linda

Date: Apr 6, 2012
Name: larry mcmillan
Entry: so soory to hear about les he will be missed . may god bless you all during this trying time

Date: Apr 6, 2012
Name: Loie Rose and Dan
Entry: Aunt Laverne, I am so thankful for all the happy, wonderful memories with you and Uncle Les. Prayers that God gives you comfort. Thinking of Uncle Les and Uncle Hiram together again! All our love to you.

Date: Apr 6, 2012
Name: Don & Connie Bayt
Entry: Another warrior has passed from our nations Greatest Generation. Your smile is your passport to heaven.

Date: Apr 5, 2012
Name: Ashley Shackelford
Entry: Better known to me as "dat man", you will be dearly missed by so many. Tell Grandma and Grandpa McMillan I love and miss them. RIP... We all love you. <3

Date: Apr 5, 2012
Name: Reva Shepherd Woodall
Entry: The angels in Heaven are busy keeping Uncle Les and Pop in line! I miss Daddy so much, but I know he's finally content and well. Uncle Les was so much a part of his life that I'm sure that Pop was waiting at Heaven's gate for him! Aunt Laverne, may you find peace and comfort in knowing that so many people have been blessed by you and Uncle Les! I will never forget coming to your house when I was growing up and feeling so important and loved! May the Lord bless you and keep you in His loving and comforting arms!

Date: Apr 5, 2012
Name: Lee and Leatrice Shepherd
Entry: Laverne and Family, May God bless you with comfort, peace and the joy of knowing that you will see him again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you!!

Date: Apr 5, 2012
Name: Mary Jane and Vernon
Entry: Laverne, we are very sorry that Les has passed on, but he and Hiram are probably having a great time with Jesus. I don't think we will be able to make the trip down and we are very sorry for that. Love to you and the rest of the family. God Bless you all.

Date: Apr 5, 2012
Name: Becky Bane
Entry: Laverne, we were saddened to hear of Les's passing. Our prayers to you and your family. Sincerely, Becky and Bill

Date: Apr 5, 2012
Name: Herb Karkheck, Deputy Commander/Chaplain, PCVC Honor Guard
Entry: The PINELLAS COUNTY VETERANS COUNCIL HONOR GUARD is honored to provide Military Honors for Les. We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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