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Leo Sheppard

Leo Sheppard, 78, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 4, 2017.

Born March 1, 1939 in Vermont, he lived in Dawson County for the past 26 years, having moved from Stone Mountain.

Mr. Sheppard retired as an electrician for the DeKalb County School System after 30 years of service.

He and his wife were members of the Good Sam RV Club.

Leo enjoyed travel and keeping in contact with the 13 friends he graduated with at McIndoes Academy in McIndoes Falls, Vt.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Patricia C. Sheppard of Dawsonville; six children; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister; a brother; and his beloved Chihuahua, ChiChi; various other relatives also survive.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 12 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Betty Ann Brock officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 12 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McIndoes Academy, 37 Academy Lane, McIndoes Falls, VT 05050.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville is in charge of the arrangements.