James “Jimmy” Edward Sheppard, Jr. passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at his residence in Jackson, MS. He was 72. Jimmy was born in Jackson, MS on June 24, 1948 to the late James E. and Laura Rich Sheppard. He was a hard worker, talented builder and devoted family man. He was President of Mississippi Home Builders Association and Vice President of Sheppard Building Supply. Jimmy was an avid golfer with quirky habits on the golf course that will be remembered by all who knew him, he was fun to be around and make anyone crack a smile. He was a loving father and adored his grandchildren, he will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Jimmy is survived by his sons, Brent Edward Sheppard (Emily) of Memphis, TN and James E. “Chip” Sheppard, III (Caitlin) of Jackson, MS; daughter, Lori Craft (David) of Canton, MS; brother, Mike Sheppard of Brandon, MS; sisters, Diane Pittman (Don) of Pontotoc, MS and Michelle Sheppard of Miami, FL; grandchildren, Edi Craft, Sarah Cathryn and Ellen Sheppard.
A memorial service will be held at Sebrell Funeral Home on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 11 AM with Rev. Jim Hitt officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Jimmy Sheppard’s name acknowledgements go to Lori Craft 1498 E Peace St, Canton, MS 39046
Sebrell Funeral Home is in charge of handling all arrangements.