SHEPHERD, Joseph T. of Dublin, Ohio, formerly of St. Clairsville and Morristown, Ohio passed away on Friday, February 22, 2013. Joe was born in 1927, son of the late Celiscia and John J. Shepherd.

He is also preceded in death by his brothers Donald, Roger, Dr. John L., and sister Alice Mauersberger.

He is survived by his wife, Marion Palmer Shepherd; daughters Melinda Fry, Jennifer (Steven) Dean; and son Joseph P. Shepherd; four granddaughters: Alexis, Kennedy and Abigail Fry and Annie Dean; and several nieces and nephews. Joe graduated from Barnesville High School, Class of 1944. He served in the United States Army during WWII where he received training at Yale University to be a Japanese interpreter. After the war, he completed his bachelor’s degree at The Ohio State University. He retired from State Auto Insurance Company after 35 years of service. Joe was a member emeritus at Belmont Hills Country Club in St. Clairsville. He enjoyed many rounds of golf and conversation with his friends. He was an OSU Buckeye football fan, loved horseracing and was an avid reader.

Family services will be held in Powell with arrangements by the Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 West Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065 (614)-792-1471.

Burial will be in Morristown Cemetery. If they wish, friends may make memorial contributions to: The St. Clairsville Public Library, 108 West Main St., St. Clairsville, OH 43950 (740)-695-2062

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