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Earl Shepherd

Earl R. Shepherd

Tuesday, January 18th, 1938 - Monday, February 10th, 2020
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Obituary

Earl R. Shepherd, 82, of Palatka, passed from this life on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Solaris Healthcare Palatka following an extended illness. He was a native of Plant City and had lived in Putnam County since the mid 1950’s. He served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corp. Earl worked for Georgia Pacific for 45 years as a rewind operator in tissue concerting before retiring in 2001. Earl was an active member of Peniel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and as an RA leader. In his leisure time, Earl enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family as well as his church family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Erma Lee Shepherd, and his siblings, Martha Long, Mildred Pleus, and Marvin, Herman and Edwin Shepherd.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Harriett Shepherd of Palatka, son, Bill Shepherd (Jamie), daughters, Felicia Ricks (Douglas), Lori Fowler (Billy), and Patti Day (Ricky) all of Palatka, 17 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Bro. Benny Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Peniel Cemetery in Palatka. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m. until time of services.
Flowers are gratefully accepted, or memorial donations may be made to Peniel Baptist Church Building Fund, 5227 Silver Lake Dr., Palatka, FL 32177.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Earl’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com .
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    Address
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    Address
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Bro. Benny Reynolds
  • Interment

    Location
    Peniel Cemetery
    Address
    5227 Silver Lake Drive
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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