Elton Dewayne Shepherd

Dec 13th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Obituaries

Elton Dewayne Shepherd, 55, of Beebe, formally of Bauxite, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012.  He was born on November 4, 1957 to the late Herman and Mary Shepherd.  Elton graduated from Bauxite High School, where he played football, basketball and track.  His nickname was “Cool” in school and he was proud to be a Bauxite Miner.

Elton was a member of First Methodist Church in Beebe.  He was a truck driver for over 25 years and traveled the United States and Canada.  Elton was active and dedicated to AA, NA, and ARKYPPA for over 21 years and was very proud of it.  He loved people and was very compassionate.  Elton loved his friends, family and grandchildren, always telling them so.

He is survived by the love of his life, wife, Donna Shepherd of Beebe, son, Shawn Curtis of Malvern, daughter, Gina Jones and husband, Nate of Benton, sister, Rita Shepherd of Bauxite, mother in law, Patricia Mayville of Beebe, seven grandchildren, Tiffany, Brian, Katalina, Samantha, Thanon, Austin, Gregory, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved him very much.

A celebration of his life is scheduled for Saturday, December 15, 1:00 p.m. at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton with Roger Brown officiating.

The family will be at 5606 Maple Street in Bauxite.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ashby Funeral Home for his final funeral expenses.

On line guest book at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com