FULTON, NY – Earl Ã¢â‚¬Å“SkipÃ¢â‚¬Â Shepard Jr., 53, of Granby died Thursday Aug. 13, 2009, at home after a long battle with colon cancer.
A native of Fulton, Skip was a life resident of the Granby area.
He worked at Birdseye Foods, Inc., Lowes in Oswego and Nestle Company for 27 years in Fulton.
Skip had a love for football, fishing, hunting, playing cards, holidays and taking care of his family and friends.
He was a good storyteller relating stories that were actually true and make you laugh.
Skip was predeceased by his father, Earl Shepard Sr.; and stepfather, Solomon Tallent.
Surviving are his wife, Kimberly (Ekross) Shepard; his son, Matthew (Nicole) Shepard of Amherst; twin granddaughters, Alexis and Miranda and grandson, Nicholas all of Granby; his mother, Madeline (Keith Sanford) Shepard of Granby; a brother, Duane (Peggy) Shepard of Hannibal; three sisters, Carol (Tom Muroski) Lamson of Oswego, Sharon Shepard of Hannibal and Kimberly Shepard of Central Square; two step-brothers, Charles Tallent and Bobby (Pam) Tallent; two step-sisters, Karen (Randy) Armstrong and Joyce (Brian) Klock; several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Calling hours will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, with a 4 p.m. service to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.
Reverend Mark D. Kimpland will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, 13126.
The family deeply thanks Oswego Hospice for SkipÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s care and our family and friends.