Orel E. ‘Shep’ Shepard

Orel E. “Shep” Shepard, 88, of Williamstown, passed away Feb. 14, 2013.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Orel C. and Oma M. Congelton Shepard. He had been employed by Mullen Motors for over 30 years working as an automotive technician, and later as Service Manager. He later worked as a salesman for Kincheloe Motors.

He is survived by his wife, Madalene Smith Shepard of Williamstown; one son, Randy Lee Shepard and wife Yvonne of Parkersburg; one daughter, Cathy Lynn Gessel and husband Robert of Parkersburg; his grandchildren, Christopher A. Shepard and Shannon Nicole Carver; his great-grandchildren, Zephriam Fox Shepard, Lacy Alexis Carver, Francis Kayanna Shepard and Sheridan Paige Carver; his brothers, Delbert Shepard and Larry Shepard of Parkersburg; one sister, Phyllis Moore of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Lee Shepard and Glen Shepard; and his sisters, Louise Maxson and Glora Dean Dotson.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg, with Rev. L. Norman Butler officiating. Entombment will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com