Preston Tyrone Shepherd enjoyed sports, loved time with children, grandchildren
Preston Tyrone Shepherd, formerly of Columbia and more recently of Eolia, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, as a result of a car accident. He was 54.
He was born Aug. 2, 1957, in Troy, to Clyde E. and Theresa Ashby Shepherd.
He married Sherry Hendricks and had a daughter, Dana Shepherd-Vaughn. He later married Noveta Hayes and had two more children, Preston Tyrone Shepherd Jr. and Na’Kea Antonette Shepherd.
Mr. Shepherd graduated from Silex R-I High School in 1975. After graduation he moved to Louisiana, Mo., and was employed at Hercules/Dyno Nobel, an industrial explosives company, and most recently at AllParts, an auto parts company.
He enjoyed many sports, especially football, baseball and basketball. He also loved coaching his children and watching his grandchildren play sports.
He liked watching Westerns and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mr. Shepherd is survived by his mother, Theresa Shepherd; two daughters, Dana Shepherd-Vaughn and her husband, Neil, of Columbia, and Na’Kea Antonette Shepherd of Louisiana, Mo.; a son, Preston Tyrone Shepherd Jr., of Hannibal; four brothers, Eric Shepherd and his wife, Delores, of Jefferson City, David Shepherd and his wife, Ella, of Sorrento, La., and Mark Shepherd and Tony Shepherd, both of Kansas City; four sisters, Carolyn Shepherd of Grandview, Caffie Hill and her husband, James, of Milwaukee, Wis., Beryle Lunn and her husband, Keith, of Blue Springs, and Shelia Mills and her husband, Orlando, of Raytown; an aunt, Wendell Shelton and her husband, Jack; two grandchildren, Da'Neil Patrick Vaughn and Jasmine Marie Vaughn; and many nieces and nephews.
His father, Clyde E. Shepherd, died earlier.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home, 606 W. Main St., Bowling Green, Mo. Services, conducted by the Rev. Butch Davis, will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow with inurnment at Curryville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the donor's choice.
Condolences can be posted at www.muddveach.com.