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Obituary for Walter Eugene Sheppard

Walter Eugene Sheppard was born July 26, 1965, in Chattanooga, TN, to Odell and Barbara Sheppard. He was preceded in death by his father, Odell Sheppard; brother Mike Sheppard. He departed this life Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Walter was a 1984 graduate of Brainerd High School. He was employed at Volkswagen for many years.

Walter served on the Deacon and Finance Boards at United Tabernacle Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Dr. Ronnie Zebadee Powe, Sr. He also attended Greater Community Church Chattanooga COGIC under the leadership of Superintendent Anthony Taylor.

Walter is survived by his children, Whitney, Wendy, and Walter Sheppard, III, all of Memphis, TN, and Nicklaus Sheppard of Texas; one grandchild; his loving mother, Barbara Sheppard of Chattanooga; two sisters, Iris Powe and Veradale Sheppard both of Chattanooga, TN; three brothers, Ricky Sheppard, Rico Sheppard, and Leonard Sheppard all of Chattanooga; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, loved ones, and friends; special friend, Wendy McReynolds.

Public viewing will be held 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM, Friday, February 24, 2023, at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.

An 11:00 celebration of life service will be held Saturday, February 25, 2023 at United Tabernacle COGIC, 2418 Dodson Avenue. Interment: Highland Memorial Gardens