Theodore Shephard, 71, passed away on February 23, 2023, in Chattanooga. He was born to Walter Shephard and Frankie Shephard on April 13,1951, in Chattanooga.
Theodore was a graduate of Riverside High School and later served in the United States Navy. He was a retired Boilermaker.
Theodore was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Frankie Shepherd; a brother, William Jones; sister, Savannah Sorrell.
Theodore leaves to cherish precious memories, his lifetime partner, Barbara Orr, of Chattanooga; daughter, Shannon Shephard , of Chattanooga; stepson, Sam McElroy; three grandchildren, Nailah McCuthison, Christian Appling, and Christiana Appling; nephew, William Walton of Augusta, Ga.; special friends, Charles Harris, Wilma Bell, and the Ridgeway Tenants.
A graveside service with military honors will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423 622-9995.