Fallen Hero: SFC Jack Shepard


Funeral Home

Wilcox Funeral Home

106 S Jordan Street Carthage, MS
(601) 267-8081


10-11 am, Monday, December 18, 2023,  Standing Pine Baptist Church. 


11 am, Monday, December 18, 2023,  Standing Pine Baptist Church. 


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary

Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Airman and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on December 15 , 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  SFC Jack Shepard (Ret), age 83, who served in the MSARNG and served within Co C, 30th Maint. Bn, 30th Armored Div; 106th Support Bn, and 134th Engineer Company, 155th Armored Brigade, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. Jack had worked full time at the USPFO-MS, Logistics Division for numerous years.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism, sacrifices,and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:  

Jack Shepard, 83, a retired machinist for Shepard Dozer, died Friday, December 15, 2023 at Baptist Medical Center-Leake. 

Visitation is 10:00 am until 11:00 am Monday, December 18, 2023 at Standing Pine Baptist Church. Services are 11:00 am at Standing Pine Church with Bro. Danny Sephton officiating. Interment is in Standing Pine Cemetery. Wilcox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Mr. Shepard, a native of Leake County, was a member of Standing Pine Baptist Church. He served in the MS National Guard for over 20 years. 

Survivors include: a daughter, Jacqueline Shepard of Carthage; a sister, Sarah Phillips of Madison. 

Pallbearers are: Austin Shepard, Kyle Sephton, Aaron Shepard, Alex Shepard, Conner Herrington, and Mike Jamison.