Thomas Oral "T.O." Shepherd
Published: November 29, 2012
Thomas Oral "T.O." Shepherd, aged 88, of Arkadelphia, entered into Heaven & eternal peace, November 27th at his home. He was born January 30, 1924, the son of Thomas and Veda Francis Shepherd. He was owner/operator of Shepherd Auto Sales and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Arkadelphia.\
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Diane Shepherd, two brothers, Roland and A.O. Shepherd, two sisters, Frances Shepherd and Ruby Shepherd Dockery, a brother-in-law, Marcus Dockery, one sister-in-law, Jean Shepherd & several nieces and nephews. Survivors include two daughters, Bettye (Garland) Binns of Little Rock, and Judy (David) Winders of Arkadelphia; two brothers, Paul (Charlotte) Shepherd of Arkadelphia, and Velton (Marietta) Shepherd of Okolona; 10 grandchildren, Will, Brad, Blake, Brent & Meagan Binns, Brittany Binns Lacy, Chad Caldwell, Kim Caldwell, Dr. Todd Tinsley, and Wade Woolsey; four great-grandchildren, Taylor Tinsley, Toby Tinsley, Sophie Binns and Lakin Caldwell and one great-great-grandchild, Wiatt Turner.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 1st at First United Methodist Church in Arkadelphia with Reverend Carroll Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. November 30 at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Arkadelphia, 107 North 9th, Arkadelphia, Ark. 71923. Sign online guest book www.ruggleswilcox.com.