Mt. Vernon Register-News

April 4, 2013

Thomas Shepherd

The Register-News

---- — Thomas Henry Shepherd, 67, of Opdyke, died 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

He was born Monday, Oct. 1, 1945, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Hilbert and Hazel (Overbey) Shepherd.

He is survived by his cousins, Marvin Davis of Shabbona, Carolyn Neal of Dahlgren, Judy Shelton of Florida, Wayne Pepple of California, Robert Lee Pepple of Kansas, Lorene Overbey of Belle Rive, Ernest Overbey of Opdyke, Albert Overbey of Mt. Vernon, Henry Harold Overbey of Mt. Vernon and Mike Gumbey of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents, uncles and cousins.

Thomas was self-employed doing yard work and lawn care. He love bingo, going on outings and activities at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center and attending services at Opdyke Baptist Church, where he was a member.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Opdyke Baptist Church in Opdyke with the Rev. Keith Neal officiating. Burial will be at Opdyke Cemetery in Opdyke.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon and from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at Opdyke Baptist Church in Opdyke.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to Opdyke Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.