Joe Randy Sheppard, 61, of Hobbs passed away August 3rd. Randy was born September 10,1955 in Odessa, TX to Donny and Jerry Sheppard.
He was a graduate of Odessa Permian High School as well as South Plains College in Levelland, TX. He married Becky Bohlar July 1982 in Pampa, TX.
Randy served in the United States Navy for four years. Upon honorable discharge Randy began his career in the oil and gas industry as a floor hand on a drilling rig for Cactus Drilling, in Pampa, TX. In 1982 Randy began employment with Gulf as a derrick hand, working his way up, he was transferred to multiple states such as North Dakota, Utah and numerous Texas locations. His last transfer being Hobbs, NM to serve as a gas plant operator. Randy medically retired with 34 years of service with Targa Resources. His interests were his grandchildren, hunting and managing his trucking company.
Randy is remembered by friends and family as being straight forward, generous and as a playful antagonist to those that knew him best.
Randy is survived by his son Joe Don Sheppard of Hobbs; Daughter Megan Stevens and husband Patrick of Lubbock: One brother, Don(Brenda) Sheppard of Houston, TX; One sister, Susan King(Jean) of Lubbock, TX; and five grandchildren, Allie, Micah, Andi, Peyton and Haven.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Becky Sheppard; and his parents Donny and Jerry Sheppard.
I am so sorry for your loss. Bill and I always loved your family. I am praying for you to receive comfort, I know it is a process. God bless and keep you strong. I would like to recommend two books that have helped me greatly. They are "Proof of Heaven" by Evan Alexander MD and "Option:B" by Sheryl Sandburg. May they bring you peace
Joni MorrillHobbs, NM
I am very sorry for your loss. God be with you and your family and help you find peace at a very difficult time.
Diane ConnollyMidland, TX
My deepest condolences to the family , Mr Shepard was such a sweetheart I know he's dancing in heavens gate with mrs Becky , they are truly missed god give you strength for the next chapter you will endur .always your friend ms margie from Albertsons pharmacy
Margie A MejoradoHobbs, NM
This was a complete surprise. I work a many night with Randy when he worked at the Monument plant, went on fishing trips with him and spent some good times with him. Lost contact with him when he left Monument but ran into him at store a couple of time since Christmas. I was thinking about going by for a visit the other day. It just goes to show people you don't know when it's you time first Becky and now Randy. I'm so sorry for you loss. Marvin Snow
Marvin SnowHobbs, NM