Curtis W. Shepard, 41, passed away Tuesday, December 28

Curtis W. Shepard, 41, of Millburg, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2017 in Covert, MI.

A service celebrating his life will be held at a later date. Curtis will be laid to rest at Millburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Southwest Michigan. Those wishing to sign Curtis’ guestbook may do so online at

Curtis was born September 20, 1976 in St. Louis, MO to Joe & Scarlett (Lisk) Shepard. He attended Watervliet High School. Curtis was a self-employed, skilled mechanic and electrician. He was a self-taught musician and enjoyed being a DJ for numerous events. He loved animals and going camping and golfing with his friends. Curtis was able to be everyone’s friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his Uncle Robert (Shannon) Shepard of Watervliet; nieces, Brooke Ricketts, Katelyn Ricketts, Leah Fish and Faith Fish; cousin Brad (Patty) Shepard of Niles and his children Steven Shepard and Haylei Shepard and Bill Shepard and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Jessica Ricketts – Barwick on February 1, 2016. 

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