Eugene Shepherd, age 79 of Hueysville, KY, husband of Evelyn Handshoe Shepherd, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at ARH (Our LAdy of the Way) Martin, KY. He was born October 1, 1939 in Floyd County a son of the late Press and Lula Shepherd. He was a retired coal miner and a member of the United Mine Workers of America.
Along with his wife, he is survived by two sons: Carl Eugene (Patty) Shepherd, Hueysville, KY, Chad Preston (Erica) Shepherd, Hueysville, KY; one daughter: Angela (Scottie) Salisbury, Hueysville, KY; one brother: Denver Shepherd, Hueysville, KY; seven grandchildren: Rebecca Fields, Amber Shepherd, Austin Salisbury, Ashley Salisbury, Isaiah Shepherd, Preston Shepherd, Aubrey Shepherd; three great grandchildren: Peyton Fields, Makinley Fields and Mason Fields.
In addition to his parents, Eugene was preceded in death by three brothers: Ishmael, Robbie and Mitchell Shepherd; eight sisters: Barbara Vanderpool, Myrtle Shepherd, Rainie Sparkman, Juanita Prater, Shelby Conley, Thelma Hicks, Maxine Crager and Betty Prater.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, July 23 at 1 PM in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, Martin, with Charlene Osborne officiating. Burial will follow in the Press Shepherd Cemetery, Hueysville. Visitation is after 6 PM Sunday and all day Monday at Hall Funeral Home.