Jake Shepherd, 60, of Dalton, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carol and Eloise Shepherd.

Mr. Shepherd was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife, Connie Gibson Shepherd of the residence; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Michael Swinford of Dalton; sons and daughter-in-law, Wes Shepherd of Fayetteville, Ark., and Jeff and Melissa Patterson of Tunnel Hill; sister and brother-in-law, Susan Shepherd Welch and Kenny Welch of Waycross; brother, Glenn Shepherd of Cisco; grandchildren; Christian and Cassie Harris, Jailynn Swinford, Dakota and Jordan Patterson and Hunter Miller; father and mother-in-law, Grady and Melba Gibson; and brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Marlene Gibson, all of Ellijay.

The funeral service to honor Mr. Shepherd’s life was held Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at Grove Level Baptist Church with Dr. Charlie Bridges and the Rev. Bill Walker officiating.

Burial was in West Hill Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Charles Gibson, Kenny Welch, Doyle Pritchett, Joe Edwards, Mike Patterson, Jim Beck, Robert Hice, and Wayne Snyder. The gentlemen of Wayne Snyder’s Sunday School class served as honorary pallbearers.

Obituary Published: January 22, 2012