Funeral services for Jesse Frank Sheppard, age 74 of Enterprise, Louisiana will be 2:00 PM Thursday, December 14, 2017 at New Ouachita Baptist Church at Enterprise, Louisiana with officiants, Rev. James King and Rev. Lindle Stewart and speaker, John Sheppard. Interment will follow at Old Catahoula Church Cemetery at Enterprise under the direction of Riser Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Wednesday, December 13 at the church.
Jesse Frank Sheppard was born December 27, 1942 to the union of his parents, York E. Sheppard and Lurline Sledge Sheppard and he passed from this life to his heavenly home on December 8, 2017. Frank lived his whole life in Enterprise. He retired from Freeport-McMoran with 26 years of service. He loved sports of all kinds. His kids and grandkids were his life. Whatever they were doing, he was there. He loved his church and was a faithful member of New Ouachita Baptist Church where he was ordained as deacon in November of 2003. He sang in the choir until his health no longer allowed. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Nancy Sheppard.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Telano Sheppard; son, Robert Earl Sheppard of Columbia; daughter, Melissa Sheppard of Enterprise; grandchildren: Chad Sheppard and wife, Sam, Taylor Sheppard, Jesse Vinson and wife, Catie, Blake Vinson and Gracie Vinson; great-grandchildren: Luke Sheppard and Henley Vinson; sister, Lou Kirkland and husband, Lloyd; brothers: York Sheppard and wife, Teresa and John Sheppard and wife, Mary; sisters-in-law: Lou Tharp and Georgia Mae Evans and brother-in-law, Roy Telano and wife, Robin.
Serving as pallbearers will be Johnny Mayo, Richard Mayo, R. E. McGuffee, Glen McCormick, LaDelle Pate and Kent Nugent. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of New Ouachita Baptist Church.