Roy William Shepherd

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Roy William Shepherd of Poteau, Oklahoma was born October 6, 1944 in Lodi, California to Oscar Shepherd and Hattie (Scott) Vocque and passed away June 28, 2020 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma at the age of 75.

He is survived by:

His wife:

Nancy Ann Shepherd of the home

One son:

Jason Shepherd and wife Pam

One sister:

Judy Montgomery

One brother:

Dan Vocque and wife Cindy


Alyson and Nick Brammund, Conner and Lexie Shepherd, and Zoey Shepherd

One great-grandchild:

Annalyn Grace Shepherd

Numerous other family members and a host of friends

He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Noah Vocque; and one brother, Roger Vocque.  Roy graduated from Howe High School in 1963. He went to receive his Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State College and Master’s degree from Northeastern State University. He taught school for 39 years in Oklahoma, Colorado, Alaska, and Texas. Roy went above and beyond to help and encourage students and was chosen Poteau’s Teacher of the Year in 1981. He was a member of Springhill Baptist Church. Roy enjoyed spending time with family and pursuing his many hobbies and interests. Some of those hobbies/interests were biking, running, painting, woodworking, photography, and gardening.

Memorial service will be 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Springhill Baptist Church in Monroe, Oklahoma with Brother Rick Synder and Dr. Don Laughlin officiating.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.

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