Curtis Shepherd was born May 28, 1948, at Asher, Kentucky to the union of the late Sheldon and Verna Collett Shepherd. He had been a life-long resident of Leslie County and was residing at Cutshin, Kentucky at the time of his passing. Curtis was a United States Army Veteran, having served honorably in Vietnam as a door gunner and medic. By occupation, Curtis was a former heavy equipment operator and bus driver. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, riding his four-wheeler, playing his instruments and singing. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with children and family.
Curtis passed away Thursday, July 08, 2021, at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center at the age of 73.
In addition to his parents, Curtis was preceded in death by three brothers, Thomas, Dale and Woodrow Shepherd, and his first wife, Cinda Shepherd.
Curtis leaves behind, his loving & devoted wife, Vicky Kilburn Shepherd, whom he wed on November 01, 2014; two stepsons, Dustin Kilburn of Wooton, KY and Frankie Simpson & Tammy of Mozelle, KY. Other survivors include, six brothers, Sheldon “J.R.” Shepherd, Jr. & Helen of Essie, KY, Ernest Shepherd & Evonne of Manchester, KY, Raymond Shepherd & Becky of GA, Lonnie Shepherd & Nancy of Cumberland, KY, Asher Shepherd & Linda of Brookville, IL and Alan Shepherd & Connie of London, KY. Three cherished grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. – Monday, July 12, 2021, at the Wolfe & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Wolfe officiating. Interment will follow at the Lewis Cemetery at Yeaddiss, KY with full military rites observed by Leslie County D.A.V. Chapter # 133. The Shepherd family will receive friends at the Wolfe & Sons chapel from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. – Sunday evening.
Arrangements are being handled carefully under the direction of Wolfe & Sons Funeral Home.