Edward G. Shepley, 88, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his family after a long battle with COPD.
He was born on May 29, 1933, in Moore County to the late Raymond and Blanche Davis Shepley. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.
Ed loved horses and cofounded the Moore County Saddle Club. He could play the guitar and several other instruments by ear. He served as square dance caller for clubs in Southern Pines, Fayetteville, Rockingham and Ellerbe. He worked for Proctor Silex and Robert's Company, to name a few.
He will be remembered for the love and devotion he had for his family. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Ernest Shepley; and sister, Elaine Speer.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Caviness Shepley; five daughters, Martha Gibbons (John), of Carthage; Connie McKenzie, of Pinehurst; Annette Patterson (Charles), of Carthage; Judy Doby, of Carthage; Peggy Overton (Chad), of Carthage; 11 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.
Visitation with family will be held at 1 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15, at Priest Hill Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Archie Stevens officiating. The family respectfully requests face masks be worn by those attending the service.
The family would like to thank the staff of FirstHealth Hospice for the compassionate care they provided.
Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
The family has entrusted the services to Fry and Prickett Funeral Home, Carthage.
Online condolences may be made at www.PinesFunerals.com.