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James Shepherd

James Larue Shepherd, son of Aggie Campbell and George Larue Shepherd was born in Grapeland, TX on November 11, 1948. James was born in Grapeland, TX and moved to Houston, TX in 1955. He attended grade school and graduated from Phyllis Wheatley High School in Houston in 1968. James married Helen Johnson and was blessed with 2 sons. After graduation, he worked for Hughes Tools who later became Baker-Hughes Tools. After 25 years, he worked for Auto Nation until he retired in 2011. James loved to cook, talk about politics, and keep up with current events. He remembered dates for everything. He was preceded in death by parents Aggie and George Larue Shepherd; five brothers, Ben Arthur Shepherd, Ballard Murphy, Albert D. Murphy, Willie B. Murphy, and J. T. Shepherd; two sisters Mae Rene Tarpley, Yvonne Jones and Emma Stinson. James is survived by sons Gregory Shepherd and Jason (Victoria) Shepherd; two brothers John (Francis) Shepherd of Houston, TX and J.C. Shepherd of Lubbock, TX; three sisters Savannah Shepherd (devoted and dedicated) and Velma Wilmore of Houston, TX and Erma (Harold) Stell of Grapeland, TX; a very special niece Sonia Stell aka Legs; two grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation: Greater New Hope Baptist Church February 23, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Service: Greater New Hope Baptist Church February 23, 2018 12:00 PM Interment: Campbell Cemetery Grapeland, TX

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