Eric Michael Sheppard, 40, of Parkersburg, passed away Oct. 25, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.
He was born Aug. 2, 1972 in Parkersburg, to Herbert and Mary Whitehouse Sheppard. Eric was a 1990 graduate of Parkersburg South High School, he was an independent carpet and vinyl layer and also worked at Bosley Construction. He was an avid go kart racer and fan.
In addition to his parents, Eric is survived by a son, Braden Sheppard of Fleming, Ohio; two brothers, Danny Sheppard (Carla) and Gregory Sheppard (Carla), all of Parkesburg; and four nephews, Noah, Luke, Jordan and Zac Sheppard. Eric was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Sheppard; maternal grandparents, John and Mary Whitehead; and paternal grandparents, Gettis and Hazel Sheppard.
The family would like to give special thanks to the physicians and medical staff of the James Cancer Center in Columbus and Camden Clark Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., Parkersburg, with Bob Riffle officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lamberttatman.com