Dean Ray Shepherd

Provided by Jessen Funeral Homes


Born: Thursday, February 24, 1938
Died: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Dean Ray Shepherd, 74, died Tuesday Jan 1, 2013 at Franklin United Methodist Community. He was a resident of Franklin. Dean was born Feb. 24, 1938 in Boswell, Indiana to John B. and Lottie B. (Goodwine) Shepherd. He was employed by Pan American Tracking Station from 1965 to 1990 at several locations; the Bahamas, Seychelles, Ascension Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands and Kwajalein Islands. In 1991 he left Pan American to work for CSR Down Range Tracking Station in Antigua and British Indies and other various islands in the Caribbean. He traveled the world, retiring in October 2002, where he enjoyed living in Palm Bay, Florida. In 2007 he moved to the Franklin United Methodist  Community.

Survivors include  two brothers, his twin, Donald F.(Gloria) Shepherd of Franklin and Rex Shepherd of Iowa and a sister Barbara Branam of Ft. Wayne and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John B. and Lottie B. Shepherd, four brothers, Charles Vernon Shepherd, Harry Shepherd, Harold Shepherd and Leonard Shepherd and three nieces and two nephews.

Private services will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home, Franklin Chapel.

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