Keith Darryl Shepherd

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Keith Darryl Shepherd, 58, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019 in Fort Worth. Funeral: 12:00 noon Thursday, June 20, at Fielder Church, 2011 S. Fielder Road, Arlington. Interment: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Keith was born on September 9, 1960 in Muskegon, Michigan to Clarence Hall and Ann Ruth Ware. He worked as a Sergeant for the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office from December 1, 2000 to the present. Keith received “Supervisor of the Year Confinement Division” in 2011. Sergeant Keith Shepherd was a highly dedicated leader who was very dependable to Tarrant County Sheriff's Office and his officers. He was a great mentor, loved and respected by many. He is remembered for showing compassion, giving assistance to all he encountered and his friendly outgoing personality. Keith was preceded in death by his mother, Ann Ware; father, Clarence Hall; stepfather, Walter Ware Sr.; sister, Sheryl Kay Johnson; and brother, Rudolph Shepherd. Survivors: Wife, Veronica Shepherd; 2 daughters, Keishia Shepherd and Kristina Haver; 5 sisters, Gayl (Derrick) Bell, Lori Shepherd-Rawls, Nanette Mosely, Charlene Ware and Arnetta Ware; 2 brothers, Eric Shepherd and Walter Ware Jr.; 1 aunt, Peggy Gilbert; special nieces and nephew, Taneshia (Reginald) Koontz, Shatavia (Dion) Dawson, Jayce Davis, Amaya Marshall; 7 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Wade Family Funeral Home (817) 274-9233

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  1. Uncle Shep Aiden, or as you and my dad would say, Bubba, and I will miss you dearly. I thank God for the friendship of you and my dad because although a lot of your family is in MI our family gained another member here in Texas. You were right there at Harris Hospital with my dad when Aiden was preparing to make his debut! I will forever remember your smile and we love you always. Until we meet on the other side take your heavenly rest. May God strengthen the family in this time of great loss.

    Denise “Dink” Dobbins and Aiden

  2. My dear cousin. How regretful I am that I didn’t make it to Dallas last year as we had planned. My heart is torn up from the moment I found out you had left us. I will never forget how great of a cousin you were to me in my formative years. You were truly like the big brother I never had. I will always giggle at how your glasses would never stay up and how I would joke that you were going to be the spitting image of Uncle Snag when you got old. I wish I could be there on Thursday but its too painful and its hard for me to attend “homegoings” since mom passed. I will always remember your kind spirit. You were the epitome of a “big cousin”. I love you forever cousin! Yolanda (Yo-Yo) Dixon.

  3. Sending my condolences to the family. Veronica – my heart goes out to you and you are in my prayers.
    Leslie Pearson

  4. Sargent Shepherd
    May God continue to bless your family and friends as they travel through this painful road called life
    . May God accept your soul into the Kingdom of Heaven. You rest easy in paradise and know that you are missed dearly. It was a pleasure knowing you and I will continue to lift your family in prayer.
    My sincere condolences
    L. Cuba (Queet)

  5. Our condolences to Veronica and the family. We met Keith back in 1999 when he first moved here from Michigan. Keith was a very happy and energetic man. He always had a positive attitude and would always give you words of wisdom. Even though at times we wouldn’t see each other for awhile, when we did we would always continue where we left off laughing, talking and of course Keith grilling. Our hearts are very heavy because we’ve lost a very special friend. Were going to miss your smile but we know that your in good hands with God. Rest in peace and we will always love and remember you.

  6. Well Neighbor/Friend you have earned your wings and you will truly be missed RIH Keith gonna miss that smile. Prayers for family and friends. RIP Vivian McBride and Family.

  7. I had he pleasure of working along side of Sergeant Shepherd at he Lon Evans Correction Center. He was the hardest working Supervisor I have ever seen. No work was beneath him. He set an example for all Officers, and Supervisors to follow. I will miss his infectious smile, and his hand shake. He was respected by his peers, inmates, and the staff that worked with him. I hope his family will know the void he leaves with us, and that he will be missed.

  8. What an amazing man he is. It was truly an honor to work with him and have his support for medical. He had a great spirit and a friendly personality. He was always fair and very understanding. He will be greatly missed. Sorry for your loss. You all are truly in my prayers.

  9. Sgt.Keith Shepherd was a great supervisor and person. I had the good fortune to have him as my supervisor for the majority of nearly 6 years at both the JPS hospital assignment and the LECC. His style of leadership embodied all the qualities that so few in leadership are able to attain. After spending 31 years at AT&T, I hired on at Tarrant County for 8 1/2 years, retiring on 12-31-16. He was one of the last persons to congratulate me on that last day, saying that while he would miss me, while wishing me the best in retirement. He was able to achieve great respect from both his colleagues and those he supervised in the manner he led and carried himself. Well Sarge, you have also retired from active service, and you will surely reap the highest reward. You are truly and sorely missed by all. Your hearty laugh will always be in my memories.

    V. Terrazas, jr.

  10. Gayl, Lori, and Eric,
    Words fall short of expressing my sorrow. May you find comfort in knowing that your brother Keith had definitely left an indelible impact on his family, friends and a community that admire and respects him. It is an honor for me to acknowledge that I truly remember this young man as growing up younger than me on Jefferson Street in Muskegon Heights. On behalf of my siblings (from Fifth Street) I extend heartfelt condolences to you and your families – hoping that time and memories will help lessen the burden of your sorrow and you will find comfort knowing that your loss is now Heaven’s gain. May Keith’s memory be eternal.
    In Sympathy,
    Alice Massey~Frierson
    Muskegon Heights, MI

  11. My heart goes out to you at this time. I considered him a true friend. He always had a smile, a hug an loved calling me ‘Shorty.’ He was truly loved by many and is already missed. Comfort to you all.


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