Stewart Russell Shepard, 74, of Lincoln, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021. He was born on June 4, 1947 to Cornelius and Loretha (Jackson) Shepard in Lincoln.
He loved riding his motorcycle, cheering on the LA Raiders and Nebraska Cornhuskers, hunting, fishing, cars, and music.
He served in Vietnam in the United States Army from 1965-1967.
Stewart was hired as a firefighter with Lincoln Fire and Rescue in 1974. In 1991, he was promoted to Fire Apparatus Operator (FAO). Stewart earned an Associates Degree in Fire Science. He retired in 2004 after serving the City of Lincoln for 30 years.
Stewart is survived by his wife, Cathy of 44 years; son, Stewart Jr; brothers, Ray (Kathy) Shepard, Orville (Fern) Shepard, Roddy Shepard, Chuck (Kyle) Shepard and Leonard Shepard; sisters, Lois (Joe) Hendricks, Ellie Howard, and Juanita Nicholas; cousins and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius and Loretha Shepard and 2 brothers, WiIIard Shepard and Richard Shepard.
Memorials in lieu of flowers to the family for future designation.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Stewart R Shepard, please visit our floral store.