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Rev. Louis Shepherd, Russell Co., KY, Adair native (1924-2015)

He was a WWII Veteran of 8th Army Air Corps and will be accorded full military honors at committal services. He was a member of Russell Springs First Baptist Church. He was employed by Ky Baptist Convention for 40 years as Director of Missions. He pastored numerous churches in KY. He was a native of Columbia, KY, and was a resident of Russsell County, KY, at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Cassius Wheat & Lou Ola Piercey Shepherd, and the widower of Alta Lois Cooper Shepherd. He leaves seven direct living descendants
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Rev. Louis Shepherd, 91, of Russell Springs, died Thursday, August 6, 2015 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY.

Funeral service for Rev. Louis Shepherd will be 12pmNoonCT, Monday, August 10, 2015 at the Russell Springs First Baptist Church, 392 East KY 80, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Danny Withers, Bro. John C. Wilson, and Bro. Jeff Griffin officiating. Visitation from 5:30pm-8pmCT, Sunday, August 9, 2015, at the church and after 10amCT, Monday at church. Interment in the Smith Memorial Cemetery with full military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard.


Rev. Louis Shepherd, Russell Co., KY, Adair native (1924-2015)


He was born Tuesday, January 15, 1924 in Columbia, Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Cassius Wheat & Lou Ola Piercey Shepherd. He died Thursday, August 6, 2015 in Somerset, Pulaski County, KY at the age of 91 years, six months, and 22 days.

He was a member of Russell Springs First Baptist Church.

He was a WWII Veteran of 8th Army Air Corps.

He was employed by Ky Baptist Convention for 40 years as Director of Missions. He pastored numerous churches in KY.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alta Lois Cooper Shepherd; and a son, Samuel Vernon Shepherd.

Survivors include
  • Two children: Stephen Louis Shepherd, Antioch, TN; Sherri Lois Shepherd, Louisville, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Stephen Louis Shepherd, II, Benjamin Lee Bruck, Laura Elizabeth Bruck, and Emily Samantha Bruck

  • One great grandchild: Shaden Eastwood

  • One brother: Joseph Milton (Geneva) Shepherd, Columbia, KY

  • Niece: Valeria Bault, Cane Valley, KY
  • Nephew: Joseph Shepherd, Columbia, KY
Send condolences to the family of Rev. Louis Shepherd

Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are requested to take the form of contributions to the Lois Cooper Shepherd Endowed Teacher's Scholarship Fund at Lindsey Wilson College.


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