GREAT FALLS -- Mr. Billy James Sheppard, 68, of 33 Pinecrest St., died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at his residence.
The funeral will be 4 p.m., Thursday, July 17, at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Born in Kings Creek, S.C., April 7, 1940, Mr. Sheppard was the son of the late Wesley James and Minnie Dover Sheppard. He attended schools of York County and served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Sheppard worked as a lineman and after moving to Great Falls he started the Bill J. Sheppard Plumbing Company.
He is survived by his wife, Angela J. Sheppard; two daughters, Minnie Sheppard of Great Falls and Jammie M. Sheppard of Chester; three sons, Donnie Sheppard of the home, Wesley Sheppard of Gastonia, N.C., and Jimmy Sheppard and his wife, Rena of Dallas, N.C.; four granddaughters, April, Charlie, Tyler and Brooke all of Dallas, N.C.; and one grandson, Daniel Cotter of Gastonia, N.C.; and two sisters, Doris Jenkins of Rock Hill and Betty Butler and her husband, Ray also of Rock Hill.
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The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home, 26 Underwood Avenue, Great Falls.