Ronnie “Ron” Sheppard Class of 1974 Passed Away
Ron Sheppard, 62, of Macomb, Oklahoma passed from this life Thursday, October 18, 2018 at his home.
He was born March 21, 1956 to Dick and Margrette (Coley) Sheppard in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Ron was raised on the family farm west of Macomb. He attended Macomb Public Schools and was a 1974 graduate of Macomb High School. Ron attended Oklahoma State University and graduated from Southwestern OSU Durant with a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Technology.
He married Delta Silas on March 21, 2016 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Ron began his career as an Instructor at Oklahoma State University. He later did crop dusting and taught flight lessons at Carson City, Nevada. Ron began his corporate flying career in Oklahoma City as a Pilot with Continental Airlines later known as United Airlines and retired after 25 years from United Airlines.
He had a passion for Harley Davidson Motorcycles, enjoyed boats, fishing, general mechanics, camping and coaching his sons, and he loved the farm life and his cattle.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Margrette Sheppard.
Survivors include his wife Delta (Silas) Sheppard of the home; 2 sons, Matt Sheppard and Sam Sheppard, both of Jersey Village, TX; 1 sister, Shari Sheppard of Okmulgee, OK; 1 brother and sister-in-law, John and Kathy Sheppard of Walters, OK; 3 step-daughters, Kim Self, Tedda Hogan and Kristin Hogan; and numerous friends and extended family.
Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Sharon Baptist Church under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.