MAPLE HILL - John Junior Shepard, 79, of Maple Hill died Dec. 1, 2017, at his home.
Funeral will be held at 11:00am Monday, Dec. 4 at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville with interment following at Pierce Family Cemetery, Maple Hill.
Survivors include wife, Helen Pierce Shepard of the home; children, Ronal Dean Shepard, Eric Dwayne Shepard, both of Maple Hill, Rodney Dion Shepard of Burgaw, Tina Chris Thomas of Jacksonville; sister, Peggy Smith of Rocky Point; brothers, James Shepard, Truman Brown, both of Jacksonville; and half-sister, Gertrude Padgett of Wilmington and 11 grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Sunday at the funeral home.