Perry William Shepherd Jr., 64

Perry William Shepherd Jr., 64, of 661 Grove Lane in St. Marys, died at 12:46 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

He was born on July 28, 1948, in Piqua, to Perry W. and Delora (Creager) Shepherd.

Survivors include three sisters; his stepmother, Patricia Shepherd  of St. Marys; a cousin.

He was preceded in death by his father, Parry W. Shepherd Sr.; a sister; by his paternal grandparents.

He was a graduate of Piqua High School.

He worked for Manbeck Nursery in New Knoxville, Dues Nursery in Celina, and St. Marys Foundry Co.

His favorite pastimes included landscaping and watching football. He also enjoyed caring for his pet snake and cat.

Rites are scheduled to be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Miller – Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High Street in St. Marys. Private family burial will take place at the Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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