Rev. Louis Wheat Shepherd

January 15, 1924 ~ August 6, 2015 (age 91)


Rev. Louis Shepherd, 91, of Russell Springs, died Thursday,

August 6, 2015 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in

Somerset. He was born January 15, 1924 in Columbia, Ky to

the late Cassius Wheat & Lou Ola Piercey Shepherd. He was

a member of Russell Springs First Baptist Church.

He was a WWII Veteran of 8th Army Air Corps.

He was employed by Ky Baptist Convention for 40 years as

Director of Missions. He pastored numerous churches in Ky.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alta Lois Cooper Shepherd;

and a son, Samuel Vernon Shepherd,

Survivors include

2 children: Stephen Louis Shepherd, Antioch, TN

                  Sherri Lois Shepherd, Louisville, Ky

4 grandchildren: Stephen Louis Shepherd, II, Benjamin Lee Bruck,

                 Laura Elizabeth Bruck, Emily Samantha Bruck

1 great grandchild: Shaden Eastwood

1 brother: Joseph Milton (Geneva) Shepherd, Columbia, Ky

niece: Valeria Bault, Cane Valley

nephew: Joseph Shepherd, Columbia

Funeral service for Rev. Louis Shepherd will be 12 Noon, Monday,

August 10, 2015 at the Russell Springs First Baptist Church with

Bro. Danny Withers, Bro. John C. Wilson, and Bro. Jeff Griffin


Visitation from 5:30  to 8 PM. Sunday at the church and after

10 AM. Monday at church.

Interment in the Smith Memorial Cemetery with full military

honors by the Russell County Honor Guard.

Pallbearers: Stephen Shepherd, II, Benjamin Bruck, Shaden Eastwood

                   Joseph Shepherd, John Cooper, Derek Duffy

Memorials are requested to take the form of contributions

to the Lois Cooper Shepherd Endowed Teacher's Scholarship

Fund at Lindsey Wilson College.

Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs in charge of arrangements.


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rev. Louis Wheat Shepherd, please visit our floral store.


August 9, 2015

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Russell Springs

Funeral Service
August 10, 2015

12:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Russell Springs

© 2021 Bernard Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy