Sheppard, Wilma Okes


Wilma Okes Sheppard, 74, of Dublin, died Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Lewis Gale Hospital-Pulaski. She was born in Ellison, WV on October 19, 1944 to the late Carl Owen and Ruby Pearl Basham Okes. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph Jackson Sheppard, brothers, William H. Okes, Luther R. Okes, two great-grandchildren, Hayden Quesenberry and Kiefer Bentley. She worked for 28 years at Radford Arsenal. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Jeff Bentley, Vicki and Eddie Nester, Traci and Chris Nelson, Sheila and Mike Eversole, son and daughter-in-law, Carl (C.J.) and Bernadette (Bernie) Sheppard, 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, sisters, Nancy Scott, triplet sister, Wilda Linkous, brother, Les Okes, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 10, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 3959 Electric Rd., Suite 357 Roanoke, Va. 24018. The family will received friends Monday prior to the service at McCoy Funeral Home 150 Country Club Dr. SW, Blacksburg.