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William "Eddie" Shepard

1964 ~ 2021 (age 57)


On Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Eddie went to his Heavenly home. He was born August 7, 1964 in Wake County, to the late Paul Poindexter Shepard, Jr. and Hazel Marshall Shepard. Eddie graduated from The Patterson School Class of 1983 and proudly served his country in the US Navy as a seaman on the USS Nimitz. Afterwards, he began and loved his career as a surveyor which he did for over thirty years in Raleigh and surrounding areas. Eddie loved our little white house in the woods, as well as our time sitting together in the swing, cooking out, and watching the birds. He had quite a sense of humor, always putting a smile on your face. Eddie’s creative passion and talent was his love for music and his drums, which he played in the Raleigh area for thirty five plus years as well as some touring. Eddie was my gentle and loving husband, my best friend, partner and soulmate who made me and my world complete. He was my love of a lifetime. He was also a loving and devoted father to our girls, and grandpa to our grandsons. 

“Eddie was a beautiful person, with a huge heart and a personality bigger than life”. 

A visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:30 pm on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Longview Baptist Church, 2308 N New Hope Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604. Followed by a service to celebrate his life  with Dr. Randy McKinney, Jr. and Pastor Graham Byrum, Jr. officiating. 

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Angie Boykin Shepard; daughters: McKenzie Parrish, Kali Hayes and husband Rick, and Alecia Shepard; grandsons: Braxton, Brenton, and Aiden; brother, Pepper Shepard and wife, Cindy; sisters: Gloria P. Floyd, Sophie S. Kusnic, and Georgia S. Latas and husband Brian; nieces, nephews, and many, many friends. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Eddie Shepard Drum Scholarship for Kids, c/o Angie Shepard with SECU & GoFundMe together with Tony at 2112 Percussion, 1003 E. Whitaker Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC 27608. If any questions, email: 

Please bring a balloon and join us after the service in the courtyard for a Farewell Balloon Release. Let’s all uplift Eddie’s spirit by symbolizing his soul’s soaring journey to peace.

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October 8, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Longview Baptist Church (Raleigh, NC)

A Celebration of Life
October 8, 2021

3:00 PM
Longview Baptist Church
2308 N. New Hope Road
Raleigh, NC 27604

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