Thomas Richard “Dick” Sheppard

A celebration of life for Thomas Richard “Dick” Sheppard, 54, Lawrence will be held on Wednesday, July 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Clinton Lake Overlook, Shelter #1 (just north of the dam). He died July 18, 2014 in Lawrence. From Lawrence, take Clinton Parkway/23rd Street west to the end of the road. Make a right turn followed by the first left turn. Continue approximately one-fourth mile to park.

Dick was born on August 7, 1959 in Lawrence, KS the son of William Howard and Coral Jean (Schmittendorf) Sheppard. He grew up in Lawrence and was a graduate of Lawrence High School.

Dick was vice president of Rain-Man Guttering, Inc., which was incorporated by Dick and his brother, John Sheppard, in 1994.

He married Shirley L. Kief on February 14, 1984. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Trenton Sheppard, Arizona and Drew Sheppard, of the home; brother, John Sheppard and wife, Linda, Lawrence; three sisters, Connie Hobbs, Florida, Joyce Tallman, Betty Sheppard, both of Lawrence. He was preceded in death by his son, Beau Sheppard, parents and sister, Susan Cramer.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Lawrence Humane Society or Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

14 Condolences

  1. Barbara Bryans on July 20, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Shirley and Family, I am so saddened to hear of Dick’s death. May you know that we are thinking of you at this time. With our love and sympathy. Barbara and Dale

  2. sw on July 21, 2014 at 2:00 am

    blessings to you.

  3. Kirk Landau and Family on July 21, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Our prayers and hugs go out to your entire family.

  4. Regina Sanders on July 21, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Shirley, My heart breaks to have gotten the news. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I KNOW how it feels to lose someone. I hope that you will let God help you to walk this path. Love to you and the boys.
    Regina Sanders

  5. Doug and Barbie Hartwell on July 21, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Shirley, Trenton, and Drew – We were so saddened to hear this news. Dick was a great man and we know that his loss will be felt by many.

  6. Rod & Dakota Zinn on July 21, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    We are deeply sorry for your loss. We remember Dick as a cheerful man, and always willing to step up when help was needed (baseball, boy scouts and anything else if asked). He will be missed and we send our prayers to his family.

  7. Sara Reese on July 22, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Joyce, sorry to hear about your brother. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. Always, Sara

  8. Brenda Kappelman on July 22, 2014 at 5:09 am

    So sorry to have this great loss to your family and our community. Dick will be missed. I will be there for the Celebration of Life and will bring a side dish to share.
    Love and Peace to you and your family, Brenda

  9. Amy Bertrand on July 22, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Drew and Shirley –
    Everyone at Van Go is thinking of you. We’re so sorry for your loss.
    From the Van Go staff and Apprentice Artists

  10. MIKE, ROSEMARY HADL AND FAMILY... on July 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Dear John and Family, our thoughts and prayers our with you all at this sad and trying time…Mike and Rosemary…

  11. Carolyn Thompson Van Petten on July 23, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Shirley, Trenton and Drew, I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers~carolyn

  12. Traylor-Hawkins-Cramer Families on July 23, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your families at this difficult time.

  13. Jim and Kay Henry on July 24, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Shirley and family,
    We are saddened to learn of your loss. We have known you and Dick for many years – before you were married. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you and your boys at this difficult time.
    Please know that we are here for you. Our love.

  14. Tracy on July 30, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Shirley, my heart goes out to you and the boys. May Jesus hold you all in his arms through this time of sadness and loss.

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