Robert Lee Shepherd

July 16, 1947 ~ March 17, 2022 (age 74)


Robert  Lee Shepherd, 74 of Dayton, Ohio peacefully passed away March 17, 2022 due to a long battle with cancer. He was born in Greenville, Alabama on July 16, 1947.  He was born to Arthur and Irene Shepherd.  He loved to do landscaping and handyman work.

He is preceded in death by his mother Irene Shepherd, father Arthur Shepherd, Sr., and Willie James Shepherd.

He resided in Dayton, OH since the early 60s. He was a gentle spirited man who never complained. He was loved by everyone and never knew a stranger. He was always willing to help others when called upon.  Robert will be deeply missed.

He is survived by his lifelong companion Diane Cox, daughter Rochelle(Issa) Johnson-Kabore , grandchildren Kaisha Ballard, Tierra Johnson, Bobby Gulley; 8 great grandchildren, siblings Georgeann Palmer, Arthur(Brenda) Shepherd Jr, Ethel Mae La’mar, Willie James Shepherd; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friend and neighbor Jacqueline Cockrell.  

A celebration of Robert’s life will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Sunlight Missionary Baptist Church, 805 Huron Ave, Dayton, OH 45402.

Officiated by:  Pastor Ralph Guy

Repast will be held at American Legion Post 675, 31 Chambers St, Dayton, OH 45409 immediately after the funeral.




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April 2, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sunlight Missionary Baptist Church (Huron Avenue, Dayton, Ohio)

Funeral Service
April 2, 2022

11:00 AM
Sunlight Missionary Baptist Church (Huron Avenue, Dayton, Ohio)

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