James L. Sheppard

Published 3:36 pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017

James L. Sheppard, 90, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at his residence.

James was born January 6, 1927 in Ruston, Louisiana to Alvin W. Sheppard and Jewel Blaylock Sheppard.  He was a resident of Port Neches for sixty-seven years and was the Owner of Shep’s Drive In and Shep’s Self Storage.  He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a US Navy WWII Veteran, and a member of Port Neches VFW Post #4820 where he served as Quarter Master for seventeen years.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Port Arthur with Bishop Kevin Boudreaux officiating.  Military Rites to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park.

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Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017 at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches.

James was preceded in death by his daughter, Cheryl Sheppard; his son, Brett Sheppard; and his sister, LaVera Griffin.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Nell Sheppard of Port Neches, Texas; son, Kenneth Sheppard of Vidor, Texas; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.