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Ed P. Shepherd, Sr.
June 2, 1950 ~ May 31, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Ed P. "Pops" Shepherd Sr., age 72, of Madison, Indiana, and the son of the late Ruth Kirkendoll, was born on June 2, 1950. Over the years, he lived in numerous places throughout the United States including: California, Florida, Kentucky, and Kansas, but resided most of his life in Indiana. He was united in marriage to Leola Ann Brierly and they spent 48 wonderful years together until her passing on March 23, 2018. He was known as "Fast Eddie," the mechanic, at a garage in downtown Madison for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing, teaching and winning pool, fishing and teaching tricks of the trade to others, and giving life lessons and advice to those who needed it. His words of wisdom spread for miles, even down to one last very special nurse named Carrie who he shared the importance of spending more time with your family and children, worrying less about missing work when possible.
Eddie believed in the Lord and one of his last requests was for his family and friends to find Jesus and live their best life to see him again in heaven one day. He road with many biker affiliations and worked on motorcycles as well. He was wise, knowledgeable and bold. He was not afraid to tell you what you needed to know or do to better your life or even save it. If you ever needed direction, he was there. Mr. Shepherd passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
His life will be cherished by his children: Ed Shepherd, Jr. and his fiance, Mindy Stephan of Lexington, Indiana, and Lisa Batson Lee and her husband, Danny of Shepherdsville, Kentucky; his sisters: Denise Seelmaer and her husband, Bob of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; his grandchildren: Haleigh and Blake Stephan, Paige Ann Nicole Melton, Ariona Rak, Tisha Batson, and Dalton Brewer and Nathanial Brewer; his great-grandchildren: Hunter Joe Melton, Joseph Rak, Isabella Elaine Melton, and Dixie Rak; his sisters-in-law: Linda Boston, Rita Kinman, and Juanita (Jeff) Brandum; his brothers-in-law: James (Donna) Brierly and Ernie Mack; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother: Larry Kirkendoll, his mother: Ruth Kirkendoll, his brother: Thomas Shepherd, his wife: Leola Brierly, and his sister-in-law: Carolyn Mack.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at Lytle Welty Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, on Madison's hilltop with interment to follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. Friends and family may call at the Lytle Welty Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Vail Chapel from 11:00 AM until the time of the service on Wednesday.