Willie Samuel “Tick” Sheppard
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at 2:00 PM, from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, with the Reverend Donald Lumpkin officiating.
Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mr. Sheppard was born in Avera, Georgia and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Avera, GA, and Sweetwater Baptist Church in Thomson, GA.
He was preceded in death by his son, Mervin Sheppard and his daughter, Linda Wilson.
He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Judy and Lynwood Saxon, of Hephzibah, grandchildren, Angie Bowers, Keith Saxon, Noel Saxon, and Denise Todd, five great grandchildren; sister, Ogle Allen of Clearwater, SC; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Keith Saxon, Noel Saxon, Chesly Bennett, Tommy Sheppard, James Sheppard, and Larry Allen.
The family will receive friends Monday, January 4, from 6 – 8 pm at the funeral home.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 1350 Church St, Avera, GA 30803-6261, or to Sweetwater Baptist Church, 1606 Wrens Hwy, Thomson, GA 30824.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906.