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Max Shepherd

Max Edwin Shepherd

Thursday, August 18th, 1938 - Thursday, February 7th, 2019
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Obituary

Max Edwin Shepherd, age 80 of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Oaks of Brevard after a 16 year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Mr. Shepherd was born on August 18, 1938 in Sylva, NC to the late Paul Franklin Shepherd and Azalee Harris Shepherd. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Edwin Shepherd.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Brevard where he served as a Deacon. Mr. Shepherd taught Sunday School at First Baptist Church of Brevard and other churches for 40 years. Mr. Shepherd was retired from Burlington Industries and taught the Dale Carnagie Course for over 30 years. He was an U. S. Army veteran and a graduate of Western Carolina University.
Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Freda Jones Shepherd; one daughter, Stephanie Ealahan and husband Kevin of Mt. Pleasant, SC; three grandchildren, Kaleb, Kaden and Kendall; one sister, Pauline Hosapple and husband Wesley of Madison, MS.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Brevard with military rites conducted by the Transylvania County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church Welcome Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease, Grand Central Station, P. O. Box 477, New York, New York 10163-4777.
Online condolences may be left at www.moodyconnollyfuneralhome.com
Moody-Connolly Funeral Home, 181 S. Caldwell Street, Brevard, NC 28712.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 17th, 2019 |
    When
    Sunday, February 17th, 2019
    Location
    First Baptist Church of Brevard
    Address
    94 Gaston St.
    BREVARD, NC 28712
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church Welcome Center
  • Service

    Sunday, February 17th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, February 17th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    First Baptist Church of Brevard
    Address
    94 Gaston St.
    BREVARD, NC 28712
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Shirley Geremia

Posted at 12:49pm
Freda, so sorry to hear of Max passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Shirley and Mike Geremia
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Janice Bowers

Posted at 07:33pm
Thinking of you all at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Janice Bowers
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Danny Hedgepeth

Posted at 09:37am
Max was a great guy who loved the Lord. Blessing to our lives while we were in Brevard. Prayers for for Freida and family. Psalms 126:5
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