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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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....