Richard James Shepard, of Hardy, son of the late James A. and Francis Vera Doss Shepherd, was born Jan. 7, 1943, in Great Bend, Kan. He died April 7, 2006, at Salem at the age of 63.
He worked as a project engineer for a pipeline construction company. He served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include two daughters, Monica Skinner of Spanish Fork, Utah, Stacy Shepherd of Chipley, Fla.; one brother, George Shepard of Thayer; two sisters, Lois Reeves of Phoenix, Ariz. and Mary Shephard of Los Gatos, Calif.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Barker Funeral Home of Salem.