Cover photo for Robert "Uncle Rab" Shepard's Obituary
1936 Robert 2022

Robert "Uncle Rab" Shepard

January 5, 1936 — July 19, 2022

Austin, Texas

To those who knew and loved Robert V. Shepard, he was just simply Uncle Rab. He was born January 5, 1936, in Austin, Texas, the fifth child to Sterling and Mary B. Shepard.

“A Time To Plant”

Growing up with a Christian foundation, Robert new the Lord, exemplifying what it meant to be a God-fearing man. Robert enjoyed being around family and friends, always ready for a joke or two.  In the late 70’s, Robert became known as “Casper, the friendly Ghost” which was his CB call name.

“A Time To Work”

Robert moved to Odessa, Texas in the 1980’s. He worked at Dugan Auto Body Shop for approximately thirty years. Robert enjoyed and loved his family and friends, always lightening up a room with his bad talking and jokes. He travelled back to Austin as often as he could. Robert returned home in 2013, with the mission to be buried by his father in Evergreen Cemetery and Bruce, his nephew took on the vow.

“A Time To Die”

Robert led an active and fulfilling life for this legacy was priceless. On July 19, 2022, Robert, was called from labor to reward He is preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, Jean Coffer, Betty Jo Jones, Sterling Shepard, Jr., and Woody Shepard, and his son, Robert Shepard, Jr.

“A Time To Celebrate”

Robert leaves to cherish his precious memories his nephew who was more like a son and his personal caregiver, Bruce Jones, his siblings, Dorothy Shepard Williams, Elaine Shepard, Aubrey Shepard, and Gwendolyn Shepard, his nieces and nephews which covers three generations, his Odessa family, and friends. Robert often spoke of children; they mourn his passing also.

Family and Friends will gather Monday, July 25th at Elgin Funeral Home from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.  A Home-Going Celebration will follow at 7:00 PM with Reverend Bunnie Stark officiating.  Interment will be held Tuesday, July 26th at Evergreen Cemetery at 10:00 AM.

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Visitation

Monday, July 25, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

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Home Going Celebration

Monday, July 25, 2022

Starts at 7:00pm (Central time)

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Interment

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

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