Thomas Lee Sheppard
December 18, 1953 ‒ May 28, 2016
Thomas Lee Sheppard, 62, of Westerville, passed away Saturday morning, May 28, 2016 at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
He was born December 18, 1953 in Ashtabula, Ohio to the late Alan Neil Sheppard and Dorothy (Bennett) Sheppard. Tom graduated from Columbus North High School and then received his Bachelor’s Degree from Otterbein College.
Tom was an insurance agent/broker for several years and more recently was the manager of the Tavern at the Creek in Galena and also worked for City Barbecue catering division. Always putting others first, he served 16 years on the Buckeye Valley Local Board of Education and was a very active supporter of the Buckeye Valley Schools and Bellepoint Athletics community. He was a member of the Buckeye Valley Athletic Boosters and he enjoyed attending local sporting events. Tom also enjoyed coaching youth baseball and softball. His top priority was his family and he loved spending time with his kids and grandkids and attending their activities.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving companion, Karen (Barr) Curtiss; daughters, Danielle (Robert) Moore of Delaware and Alyson Sheppard of Houston, Texas; Karen’s daughters, Hannah Curtiss of Westerville and Emily Curtiss of Charlotte, North Carolina; grandson, Zekelin Moore and step grandchildren Andie and Noble Moore; sisters, Linda (David Franklin) Sheppard of Dublin, Beth Ingalls of Evansville, Indiana and Rose (John) O’Toole of Richmond, Virginia; brothers, Alan Wayne (Julia) Sheppard of Delaware, Geoff Sheppard of Westerville and Kevin (Susan) Sheppard of Racine; Karen’s mother, Ruth Barr of Lancaster; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by Karen’s father Lee Barr.
The family will receive friends on Thursday June 2, 2016 from 4 – 8 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware and where funeral services will be held on Friday June 3, 2016 at 11:00 am with Rev. Dr. Marilin Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43214.
The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Sheppard family.
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