site image

Family-Owned & Locally Operated Since 1966

Welcome to the memorial page for

Ralph Franklin Shephard

September 16, 1937 ~ May 3, 2017 (age 79)

The Piano Brothers

Ralph F. Shephard, 79 of Beaver Dam went to his Heavenly home on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, after battling a long recovery from aneurysm surgery. He was born on September 16, 1937 in Prentiss, Kentucky to the late James Oscar Shephard and Winona Pirtle Taylor. Ralph was a retired coal miner from Peabody Coal Company Ken Surface Mine Alston 4 and was a member of Slaty Creek Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Oscar Shephard and Winona Pirtle Taylor. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 58 years, Sherrell Schroader Shephard of Beaver Dam; two sons, Mark Wayne Shephard and wife Susan of Beaver Dam and Jeffery Lynn Shephard and wife Laura of Beaver Dam; one daughter, Susan Ilene Baggett and husband Leonard of Sacramento; one brother, James Edward Shephard and wife Pat of Beaver Dam; two sisters, Leona Willoughby and Betty Fulton both of Beaver Dam. Ralph was blessed with a step-grandson, Logan Baggett and wife Samantha and twin step great-grandchildren, Lucas and Lillian.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 6, 2017 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Rev. Alton Crowe and Rev. Greg Hillard officiating. Burial will follow in Slaty Creek Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Friends may visit with Mr. Shephard’s family from 5-8 P.M. Friday and 9 A.M. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

Online messages of condolence may be left for Ralph’s family by visiting his memorial tribute at

 Service Information

May 5, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
Beaver Dam, KY

Funeral Service
May 6, 2017

11:00 AM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
Beaver Dam, KY

© 2017 William L. Danks Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS