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Obituary - Ronald William Sheppard

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Ronald William Sheppard

February 10, 1950 - July 4, 2021
Age: 71
Residence: Reeds Spring, MO
Formerly of: Granite City, IL

Ronald William Sheppard, age 71, of Reeds Spring, Missouri, passed away on July 4, 2021. He entered this life on February 10, 1950, the son of Alonzo and Dorothy (Skubish) Sheppard in Granite City, Illinois.

He is survived by his son, Michael (Whitney) Sheppard of Jackson, Missouri; and grandson, Webster Sheppard of Jackson, Missouri; and his mother, Dorothy Sheppard of House Springs, Missouri.

Detective Ronald W. Sheppard received his commission on 12/26/1973. Upon completion of the police academy, he served various divisions throughout his career. During his career he was the recipient of the "Officer of the Month" for preforming above and beyond the call of duty, four times on 09/01/1987, 02/01/1989, 03/01/1997, and 06/01/1998. Detective Sheppard retired on 01/12/2004 and served a total of 30.05 years of faithful and dedicated service to the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Ron was an active member and sponsor in Alcoholics Anonymous, serving the Ozarks Region helping those in recovery. He dedicated much of his time helping those conquer alcoholism. Through study, reading, listening, and providing feedback, he was able to help many find the road to recovery. He was an avid fisherman, who spent many hours on Table Rock Lake, chasing bass and burning gas. A dedicated reader, he enjoyed studying Missouri Civil War history and the great history of our state. He frequented writings of Mark Twain, Benjamin Rush, Shelby Foote, and other great American authors. He was a wonderful father and grandfather. Giving of himself whenever possible to help those closest to him, he provided a great example to those around him. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him.

A private memorial ceremony will be held at a later date. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.

 

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