Ron Sheppard, 62, of Macomb, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Macomb.

Ron Sheppard, 62, of Macomb, passed from this life Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at his home.

He was born March 21, 1956, to Dick and Margrette (Coley) Sheppard in Shawnee.

Ron was raised on the family farm west of Macomb. He attended Macomb Public Schools and was a 1974 graduate of Macomb High School. Ron attended Oklahoma State University and graduated from Southwestern OSU Durant with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace technology.

He married Delta Silas on March 21, 2016, in Shawnee.

Ron began his career as an instructor at Oklahoma State University. He later did crop dusting and taught flight lessons at Carson City, Nevada. Ron began his corporate flying career in Oklahoma City as a pilot with Continental Airlines, later known as United Airlines, and retired after 25 years from United Airlines.

He had a passion for Harley Davidson motorcycles, enjoyed boats, fishing, general mechanics, camping and coaching his sons, and he loved the farm life and his cattle.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Margrette Sheppard.

Survivors include his wife Delta (Silas) Sheppard of the home; two sons, Matt Sheppard and Sam Sheppard, both of Jersey Village, Texas; one sister, Shari Sheppard of Okmulgee; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Kathy Sheppard of Walters; three step-daughters, Kim Self, Tedda Hogan and Kristin Hogan; and numerous friends and extended family.

Memorial service will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Sharon Baptist Church with Reverend Clint Dawkins, Sharon Baptist Church, officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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