Funeral services for Jason Shepard, 48 of Dothan, Alabama were held Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church with Reverend Jonathan Shepard, Chaplain Joey Hudspeth, and Chaplin John Gormley officiating. The family received friends beginning at 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. Burial followed at High Falls Assembly of God Church Cemetery in Hartford, Alabama. He passed away at Southeast Health on Thursday, November 4, 2021 surrounded by his family.
Mr. Jason Shepard was born August 20, 1973 to Reverend Johnny Wayne Shepard and Gloria Jane Vickers Shepard of Hartford. At the age of 15, Jason felt the calling to funeral service and began working at Peebles Curry and Durden Funeral Home in Swainsboro. After graduating Swainsboro High School, he attended Gupton Jones, where he obtained his funeral director and embalmer’s license. Mr. Shepard currently owned and operated Family First Funeral Care and House of Flowers.
He loved to fish, hunt, and watch Alabama football. He also loved spending time with his family and fur babies, Daisy, Milo, and Itty Bitty and animals in general. He was a master griller, and he also enjoyed music and played the drums with several gospel groups. Mr. Shepard loved people and was a friend to all.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Auborn Joseph and Pauline Shepard, and maternal grandfather, Sam Franklin Vickers Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Amy Sellers Shepard; daughter, Jaycie Shepard Cox (John Mark); son, Jon Paul Shepard; daughter, Baileigh Martin; son, Peyton Martin; parents, Johnny and Jane Shepard; grandmother, Edna Vickers; brothers Jamey Shepard (Tonia) and Jonathan Shepard (Nicole); nephews, Jamey Shepard, John David Shepard, and Jaxson “Kru” Shepard, niece, Johanna Shepard; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and special friend and business partner, Roy Watford.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the humane society or to Cancer Treatment Centers of America.