William “Ed” Shepherd

William “Ed” E. Shepherd, 79, of Washington, was welcomed into death on Friday, March 22, 2024, at Parkview Manor in Wellman, surrounded by his family. His funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 11:00 AM at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2024, from 1 – 7 PM at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington, where the family will greet friends from 5 – 7 PM. A general memorial fund has been established.

William Eduard Shepherd was born August 8, 1944, in Burlington, Iowa, the son of George and Marie Jane (Cocayne) Ingrahm. He graduated from Washington High School and attended automotive trade school. Ed retired from the United States Army National Guard, after serving 25 years.  On September 3, 1965, he was united in marriage to Gwenyth Wolfe in Washington.  Ed was a self-employed truck driver, most recently contracting with Knupp Trucking. He and Gwen enjoyed wintering in Texas and were part of a camping group. Ed was fond of camping, fishing, boating, and driving. He will be greatly missed by his family and fondly remembered for his wonderful sense of humor.

Survivors include his wife Gwen of Washington; four children: Mike (Suzi) Shepherd of Wayland, Lori (Mike) Baldrige of St. Paul, MN, Bill (Angie) Shepherd of Edgefield, SC, and Melissa (Orbie) Brown of Washington; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Ed in death were his parents, two brothers Sam and Bill, and a sister Sarah Bohne.