Jack Francis Shepard


On June 5th, 2019, Jack F. Shepard of Norman, OK passed away peacefully in his home while surrounded by family.
He is survived by family member Linda Shepard, children Clayton Shepard and Jenny Shepard, along with her partner Danny Lazzaro, and his three grandchildren Owen Shepard, Jack Shepard, and Brighton Lazzaro.
Jack was born March 7th, 1957. He graduated from Edmond High School, where he both ran track and played football. After graduation he did some traveling and then returned to Norman in order to open Jack's Pool Service, which served the city for three decades. Jack was a devoted father whose passions included playing music, watching sports, coaching soccer, creating art, and gardening. Jack was a soft-spoken man, hard to anger, who simply loved living life. He was an amazing storyteller with a keen appreciation for a good joke. He was a man whose heart was full of love and kindness.
A celebration of life will be announced soon. Flowers or condolences may be offered to the family at 1112 Caddell Lane, Norman, OK 73069.
Published on June 7, 2019
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Teana Lewis Poarch
Jun 09, 2019
We are so saddened by this news. Jack's company serviced our pool until he retired. Many times, David and I commented that it would be such a lovely world if everyone in business was just like Jack. He was the sweetest, kindest person. We always looked forward to seeing him in our backyard and having an opportunity to visit with him. Several years after Jack retired, my husband's phone rang one day and it was Jack. He said he had just been thinking about us and wanted to call to say "thank you" for being his customers for all those years. He went on to say how much he had appreciated us. That call really touched us, but it was so like Jack. Our condolences go out to his family.
Ty Hamilton
Jun 08, 2019
My heart is saddened, I know the family well. Life is short and things are taken away from us way to soon. Jack was a good man and he will always be remembered. My condolences to Linda, Jenny and Clayton.
Minna (Terri) Fielding
Jun 08, 2019
Too soon gone.
Michael Lynn
Jun 08, 2019
At a time in my life when I didn’t feel like I had a father, Jack treated me like his blood son, taught me the game of soccer which became a passion I’ll have till it’s mt time. He picked me up for all our games and if I didn’t know if my mom would be off work and able to get me there, jack would get me and take me to his house with his family for the night. Clayton and I would watch Pele videos for ever and then Jack would send us to bed. I always felt comfortable with him and Linda and never felt outta place or like an intruder. He’d take Clayton and I with him to clean pools and still be talking soccer the whole time. I can’t imagine how my life would have been like ...if I didn’t have Jack in it. Your always gonna be missed and always going to be in my heart and mind, always in my stories and my boys will know the man who made there daddy a soccer NUT.Read more
Elaine Barrett
Jun 07, 2019
Jack was always fun to be around. I miss him. I remember his funny story about his old and overweight dog, Flo. He dreamed that he was accused of animal neglect because she was fat. The rescuers had to do liposuction on the dog. All in the dream. Really funny when Jack told the story. He made me laugh. I miss Jack.
Ed Barrett
Jun 07, 2019
Miss you. And I'll always remember you. Keeping the faith for you as a part of me.