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Thomas C. Shepherd


January 28, 2021

Thomas C. Shepherd, Shawnee, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Oklahoma City at the age of 75.

Tom was born April 18, 1945, in Shawnee to C.L. Shepherd and Betty Nicholson Shepherd.

He attended Shawnee Public Schools and graduated from Shawnee High School in 1963. Tom attended Oklahoma Baptist University and Oklahoma State University before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1966. After an honorable discharge in 1970, he eventually returned to Oklahoma State University and graduated in July 1972.

On Aug. 19, 1972, Tom married Gaye Parry Shepherd. They were blessed with two sons, Scott and Adam.

After graduation from OSU, Tom joined his father at Johnson Templeton Men's Wear. They were joined a short time later by Tom's brother Nick. In October 1975 the three opened Shepherd's Men's Wear which is still operating today.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and brother Robert Shepherd.

Survivors include his wife Gaye, sons and daughters-in-law Scott and Sarah Shepherd and Adam and April Shepherd; brothers Nick (Jackie) Shepherd and Gary Shepherd; and three grandchildren, Libby, Charlie and Abby.

There will be no service at this time.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 1625 N. Broadway, Shawnee.


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