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Larry D. Shepard, age 74 of LaBelle, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri.
Larry was born December 15, 1944 in St. Louis, the son of Albert Shepard and Hellen Lawson. He grew up in East Prairie, Missouri, until he moved to St. Louis, where he met and married Virginia Louise Aldridge on December 4, 1965. She preceded him in death November 1, 1996.
Larry is survived by his son, Darrell R. Shepard (Jessica) of LaBelle, Missouri; grandson Ryan Shepard; brother, James Basinger (Norma); sisters, Shirley Dally (Scott), Mary Cron, Betty Carter, Sandra Evans and Janet Basinger; many nieces and nephews and special friends, Larry Parris Sr., Jimmy and Carrie Compton and Jeannette Compton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Larry worked at Metzger Tool and Dye in Overland, Missouri, for 30 years. Upon his retirement he lived to hunt deer, turkey, and squirrel and fish. Larry was a WWE wrestling fanatic. He also enjoyed grilling and fish fry’s, and going to the boat to play poker or seven card stud.
Funeral services were held September 23, 2019 at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Myers officiating. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery in Frankford, Missouri. Serving as pallbearers was Jimmy Compton, Larry Parris Jr., Sean Parris and Charles Schnake.