Ivy Clarence Shepherd, 82 of Baytown, Texas passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018. He was born on August 29, 1935 to Willie Lloyd and Bernice Lee Shepherd. He was a loving husband, father, uncle, grandpa, and friend.. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1952. Ivy worked for Nelson Sporting Goods starting at the age of 16 which started his love of all things sporting, whether it be fishing, golfing, hunting or bowling. You name it, he knew something about it. He then moved on to spend many years with K-Mart as a Sporting Goods District Manager where he traveled all over the USA until settling in Pensacola, Florida for 15 years then back to Texas where he retired in the early 80s. Not quite ready to stop, he spent 24 years as a sales associate with Peoples Hardware in Dayton, Texas. Ivy was a hard-worker, not ever missing a day. Ivy truly never met a stranger. Everyone that came into contact with him was his friend. Ivy loved fishing, traveling, gambling and playing dominoes with his two sisters and friend Jerry Mae (The Dawgs). Ivy will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Nell Shepherd, his parents Willie Lloyd and Bernice Lee and sister, Betty Cummings
He is survived by his children, Lisa Barlow and husband, Robert, Glenn Shepherd, Ivy Nell Hooten and husband, Michael and his brother, Joseph Shepherd; sisters, Sandra Cochran and Michae Davis; grandchildren, Dixie Lee Barlow, Cassie Marie Thorp and husband, Jeremy and Walter Ivy Barlow and great-grandchildren, Zander, Sadie, Joseph and Daniel. As well as many other family and friends.
A visitation will be held for Ivy on Monday, April 16 , 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Navarre Funeral Home 2444 Rollingbrook Dr. Baytown, TX 77521. A Graveside funeral-services will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 10:00 am at Cedar Bayou Masonic Cemetery.
To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX 77521, (281)422-8111.