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Bobby Ray Shepard

October 27, 1949 — December 13, 2022

Bobby Ray Shepard (73) of Sulphur passed peacefully at his home on Tuesday December 13, 2022.

The son of Bobby and Violet (Sipes) Shepard was born October 27, 1949 in Sulphur. He joined the United States Marine Corp in 1968 and served 13 months in Vietnam for which he received several medals and was awarded a Purple Heart. After a few years break he enlisted and served 6 years in the United States Coast Guard. While serving he met Christine Atchley and they were married September 15, 1975 until Christine’s death June 10, 2002.

After his military service Bob returned to Sulphur and worked for Joe Brown Trucking, and spent 21 years with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections at the Ardmore Airpark. On July 19, 2003 he married Barbara Ann Fox. Barbara passed away September 21, 2017.

Bob enjoyed a full life, driving fast wherever he went and sky diving on his 69th birthday. He was well traveled, which included living in Alaska, Hawaii, New York and Texas.

Bob was proceeded in death by his parents, 2 wives and a step son Dennis Hamilton. He is survived by a daughter Jamie, step daughter Jennifer Henry and step sons Bobby (Lauren) Cummings and Curtis Fox, all from the Sulphur area.

Bob left 5 siblings – Ruth Hensley, Ardmore, Harold (Margo) Shepard, Spring Hill, KS, James (Karen) Shepard Spring Hill, KS, Phil Shepard, Lone Grove and Doris (Troy) Gould, Norman 10 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, December 19, 2022, at Hale’s Memorial Chapel, in Sulphur, with Pastor Willard McCartney, Jr. officiating.

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Hale's Funeral Home, Sulphur

3370 State Highway 7, Sulphur, OK 73086

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