Dougal "Doug"'s Story
Dougal C. Doug Sheppard, 77 year old Woodward resident, died Sunday, February 11, 2018 in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2018 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with Todd Finley officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Dougal Campbell Sheppard was born on January 22, 1941 in Paget, Bermuda; he was the son of Stanley L. and Marian (Campbell) Sheppard. Dougal grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended school in Philadelphia and Utica, New York. Doug attended college at Philco-Ford and Univac and studied Computer Engineering. In 1959, he went to work for Strawbridge and Clothier and in 1960 went to work for the Federal Reserve Bank. Dougal served his country in the US Marine Corp Reserves from 1960 until his discharge in 1964.
He was united in marriage to Leslie Hunter Macfarlane on October 19, 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They made their first home in a small apartment in Philadelphia. In 1966 they moved to England, where Doug worked as a Field Engineer from 1966 until 1972. In 1972, they moved back to the United States and Doug went to work in the Computer Rebuild Center in Minnesota. In 1979, they moved to Rhode Island and Doug worked in computer repair for the Navy. He rode in all of the Navy submarines on their sea trials until his retirement. After retirement, Doug and Leslie moved to Woodward to be near Leslies family.
He enjoyed playing sudoku, eating at his favorite restaurants, growing tomatoes, walking and playing with Jack his beloved dog, reading and history. He loved laughing, talking, growing things and being with their Oklahoma family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Leslie Sheppard, sister-in-law, Anne Prather; nephews and nieces: Michael Sheppard of Vancouver, BC Canada, Mark Sheppard of Saudi Arabia, Daniel Prather and wife Shelly, Jeff Prather and wife Rhonda; Jennifer Finley and husband Todd, Heide Hilliard and husband Kevin; numerous great-nephews and nieces; and his beloved dog Jack.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Marian Sheppard, one sister Patricia Spradley, father and mother-in-law, James and Margaret Macfarlane, brother-in-law, Dan Prather, and his brother Stanley Sheppard.
Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com
Published on February 13, 2018