Mr. Bobby Lee Shepherd, age 75, of Cartersville, passed away Monday, January 4, 2021, at his residence.
Mr. Shepherd was born July 6, 1945, in Rockmart, to parents, the late Mr. Robert Glen Shepherd and the late Mrs. Elsie Mae Hayes Shepherd. He played football for Rockmart High School and graduated in 1963. While in high school, Mr. Shepherd met his high school sweetheart, Miss Gayle Gazaway, whom he later married and was wed for 56 loving years. After high school, he was a police officer for the City of Rockmart and the Polk County Police Department and retired from Lockheed.
To his family, Mr. Shepherd was a role model and the glue that held the family together. He loved playing golf and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Shepherd loved his community and was a member of the Rockmart Masonic Lodge #97 F & AM.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Shepherd is preceded in death by his siblings, Randy Shepherd, Ann Shepherd Sosebee, Sue Shepherd Perry, and Larry Shepherd.
Mr. Shepherd was survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Gayle Gazaway Shepherd; children, Todd Shepherd and his wife Amber and Trent Shepherd and his wife Kendal; grandchildren, Maranda Shepherd, Aidan Shepherd, David Shepherd, Caleb Bohannon, Caleb Carter; great-grandchildren, Caleb Carter Jr., Kaylynn Carter, and Ruby Carter.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday January 7, 2021, at 2:00 PM from the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Mr. Don Tanner officiating. Interment services followed in the Hills Creek Cemetery with Mr. Pete Hutchins officiating. The Rockmart Masonic Lodge #97 and the West Georgia Masonic Memorial Club were in charge of Masonic graveside rites.
Serving as pallbearers were: Larry Gore, Harold McDurmon, Danny Bailey, Junior Carter, Bobby Hitchcock and Greg Caldwell.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Masonic Order.
Freeman Harris Funeral Home of Rockmart was in charge of the funeral services for Mr. Bobby Lee Shepherd.