Clayton Sheppard, 87 of Auburn, AL went home to be with his Lord and Savior and to join his loving wife on May 2, 2019. Clayton was born in Tampa, FL to Sidney Glenn Sheppard and Dorothy Lovie Knight Sheppard on January 22, 1932. He was a graduate of Hillsboro High School and worked 35 yrs at TECO until his retirement in 1989. Clayton met the love of his life and future wife, Mildred Roselyn Hoyle, on a blind-date when they were teenagers. They were married on February 2, 1951 and together raised 5 children. After retirement, they moved to their beloved mountains of North Georgia, where they remained until they moved to Auburn, AL. He and Mildred became members of the Ledbetter SS Class at First Baptist of Opelika.
Clayton is preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 yrs. Mildred Sheppard (8/11/1932-5/3/2017) His parents, Glenn and Dorothy Sheppard, brother, Edward Sheppard and a son, William S. Sheppard.
He is survived by his sons, Glenn (Sally), Daniel (Linda), Charles (Juanita) and daughter, Kathryn (Richard), 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren with one on the way. Also a brother, Wallace (Mary) Sheppard and sister, Sylvia (Tom) Schmidtetter, plus many nephews and nieces.
Clayton will be buried at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens in Tampa, FL on May 7, 2019. Visitation will be 1 to 2pm at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home and a graveside service 2 to 3pm.
The family wishes to thank those who took loving care of their beloved father. Morningside of Auburn, Dr. Brian Wood and his nurse at Primary Medicine and special caregiver, Linda Stinson.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home directing.
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