Bernard Elmer Shepard, Jr., 62, of Searcy, Ark., formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at his residence.
Born Dec. 24, 1944, in San Rafael, Calif., he was the son of the late Bernard Elmer, Sr., and Vivian Silva Shepard.
Survivors include two sons, David Shepard and wife, Michelle, of Bernie and Dennis Gardner and wife, Suzie, of Bald Knob, Ark.; one brother, Dennis Shepard, of Salem, Ore.; special friend, Betty Hollis, of Searcy; nine step-children; five grandchildren; 23 step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., today, Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Bernie Cemetery with Pastor Bill Garrett officiating.
Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, Mo., was in charge of arrangements.