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James “Jim” William Shepard

James “Jim” William Shepard, 59, Wheeling, WV, passed away May 30, 2018 following a long battle with cancer.

Jim was born January 29, 1959 in Wheeling, the son of the late Michael E. and Shirlene Yeater Shepard

He retired after many years at the Hampton Inn Wheeling.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael B. Shepard.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy C. Douglas Shepard; four children: James Shepard Jr., Wheeling; Joey Shepard, Washington D.C.; Amanda Douglas, Moundsville; and Katie Shepard, Swainsboro, GA; four sisters: Marguerite (Walter) Harbison, Glen Dale; Jeannie Shepard, Follansbee; Kathryn (Thomas) Miller, West Liberty; and Annie Shepard, Wheeling. Other survivors include four grandchildren: Cheyenne Conkle, Kolton & Kaleb Frohnapfel, and Kolson Shepard; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and faithful pups Sophia, Paisley, and Ben.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday June 3, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling. Funeral services will be held on Monday June 4, 2018 at 11 am with Pastor Susan Metcalf officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

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