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John P. Shepherd III (Butch) - 64

1/23/1956 - 1/26/2020


    John Paul Shepherd 3rd (Butch) age 64 of Colchester, passed away at 6:16 P.M. Sunday, January 26, 2020, at McDonough District Hospital Emergency Room.  

    John was born on January 23, 1956 in Huntington, Park, California to Mary Lee Thweatt and John Paul Shepherd Jr.. John married Susan on August 1, 1987 in Bellflower, California.  John and Susan we’re married for 32 years and has a son Vincent John Paul Shepherd and a daughter, Britney Selina Shepherd.  John leave's behind his wife Susan and son Vincent, daughter Britney and his brother, Cory J. (Pauline) Silva, 2 sisters: Melody Lord and Sherry Shepherd, 1 sister in law: Susan Silva, and many other family members.  

    John has been reunited with his mother’s; Mary Lee Thweatt and Edna Mae Shepherd and father; John Paul Shepherd Jr., 1 brother: Julie Ralph Silva, 2 sisters: Vicki Jewell and Candy Silva and many other family members in heaven.

    John was not just an amazing Father, Husband, Brother and Son, but he also was a God loving man who always put the Lord first and his wife and kids second.  John loved not just preaching the gospel, but worshiping the Lord.  John was a very hardworking man so he could provide his family with a better life.  John always was there to help family members and other people when they needed help.  John was an amazing husband and father that anyone could have ever received.  John retired from years as a Parts sales manger.  John will truly be missed and loved until we meet him again in heaven.

    Friends may sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester from 8:00  A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 4, 2020.  Memorial to the family of John can be left at the funeral home or mailed to Jones Mortuary, box 352, Colchester.  A Celebration of Life will be held in California at a later date.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com


Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Celebration of Life will be held in California at a later date


  • Estelene

    2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I remember when Butch's father was pastor at the Fandon Christian Church how devoted Butch was to seeing that his father got to come out to preach or to help in any way he could.  Butch was especially solicitous about his father after Edna died.  If I saw Butch in Macomb at a grocery store or wherever, he was always glad to see me and to say hello.  I am sorry he had only 64 years to live, but God knows best when to call someone home.  Praying for you.

  • Misty Janssen

    2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Susan (mom) Brit and Vince (Bubby) I'm so sorry for your families lossYou'll all be in my head and prayers. R.I.P Dad. Fly high see you on the other side. Heaven just gained another angel!!❤
  • Girl Friday Office Services

    1 week, 6 days ago

    John was a client at our office for many years. We remember him coming in and joking around with us and giving us Vitamin C so we wouldn't get sick. We'd like to sent our condolences to the family.

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