She was a native of Carter County and was a daughter of the late Eugene Pickle and Essie Roberta Feathers Pickle. Mrs. Shepherd was a member of East River Park Christian Church in Elizabethton. She had worked for Belk and Proffitt’s Department Store for many years. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Ivan Pickle and two sisters, Doris Patton and Louise Klemme.
Survivors include her husband, David L. Shepherd; her children, Linda Arnold of Johnson City, Ronnie Arnold of Johnson City, Rebecca Gregg and husband, Kenneth of Elizabethton, Mary Ann Motychak and husband, Charles Victor of Maryville and Wayne Shepherd and wife, Sherry of Elizabethton; a brother, Wayne Pickle and wife, Betty of Colonial Heights; a sister, Virginia Dugger of Gray; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Mrs. Shepherd will be conducted at 1:00 PM Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Roselawn Memory Gardens with Mr. Chris Hughes officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from the family and friends. For those attending this service you are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:50 PM.
The family would like to express their thanks to Amedisys Hospice including Bekah, Meghan, Kayla, Morgan, Debbie, Jerry and Pastor Chris Hughes; Also Home Instead Care Services and Tyler, Jennifer, Sandy and her private nurse, Nancy Elrod for the wonderful care and compassion they provided.
Condolences may be made online at www.wadugger.com . Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 108 W. Watauga avenue, Johnson City is serving the Shepherd family. 423-928-2245