Bradley Alan “Brad” Shepherd

Bradley Alan “Brad” Shepherd

Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 29 Apr 2006 (aged 48)
Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA
Burial Slocum, Anderson County, Texas, USA
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Memorial ID 14240582 · View Source
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My father. He was the son of Nelva Jean (Thurston) Shepherd and Warren Ronald Shepherd, and younger brother of Cheryl Denise (Shepherd) Rambin and Steven Ronald Shepherd.

On May 17, 1980, in Texas, he married his college sweetheart, Dixie Lee Beene, daughter of Aaron Beene and Frances (Sheffield) Beene. Four children resulted from this marriage: Christina (that's me), Steven, Daniel, and Laura.

He died in his sleep while visiting his parents in Bakersfield, California.

From the Kenosha News, May 12, 2006:
"Brad A. Shepherd
1958 - 2006
Brad A. Shepherd, 48, of Kenosha, died suddenly on April 29, 2006, in Bakersfield, Calif. Brad was born April 4, 1958, in California, he married Dixie Beene on May 17, 1980. He received a double Masters degree in Business Administration and Information Technology, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He worked at Snap-on Tools as a Lean Development Leader. He was active as one of Jehovah's Witnesses, first in San Antonio, Texas, and recently with the Spring Meadow Congregation in Kenosha. He enjoyed sharing the hope he found in the Bible. He enjoyed motorcycle riding and watching Motocross. He is survived by his wife, Dixie; their four children, Christina, Steven, Daniel, and Laura, all of Kenosha. His parents, Warren and Nelva Shepherd of Bakersfield, Calif.; brother, Steve Shepherd of Walnut, Calif.; sister, Cheryl (Jim) Rambin of Robeline, La [and a niece and nephew: Jennifer (John) Laws and Patrick Rambin, both of Louisiana]. Funeral services were held in Palestine, Texas, on May 5, 2006 [and another service was in Kenosha, Wisconsin on May 13, 2006]."

He was an employee of Snap-On Tools Inc. for twenty years, and moved his family from San Antonio, TX to Kenosha, WI in 1997 to better serve the company. Before working for Snap-On Tools, he worked as a police officer, even becoming the Chief of Police for Panorama Village, TX (near Conroe).

He loved motorcycles and had lots of them, both dirtbikes and streetbikes. His pride and joy was his old Honda Goldwing!

Though born in California, he spent most of his life in Texas and Louisiana, and thought of Texas as his home. He was a very hard worker who cared dearly for the welfare of his family. He left a good name for himself, and will always be loved by those who knew him.

Cause of death: Bronchial pneumonia, probably caused by an unknown heart condition. (He'd long had problems with high blood pressure.)

Note: His mother, Nelva Jean (Thurston) Shepherd, passed away on June 10, 2006.

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  • Created by: Christie Marie Shepherd
  • Added: 10 May 2006
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bradley Alan “Brad” Shepherd (4 Apr 1958–29 Apr 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14240582, citing Muse Cemetery, Slocum, Anderson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Christie Marie Shepherd (contributor 46791473) .