Larry Dwain Shepherd age 75 of Knoxville formerly of LaFollette went to be with our Lord on Friday June 2, 2023. He was a Christian of the Baptist faith, master pianist, loving husband, and a good neighbor to all. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran having served 3 tours and received the bronze star and twelve other medals.

He was preceded in death by father Conley Shepherd; grandparents, Thomas and Rena Hatmaker Dagley, John and Stella Cooper Shepherd; brothers-in-law, Donald Robertson and Jim Dial.

He is survived by his wife Deborah Shepherd; son, Ian Henson; mother, Dean Shepherd; sisters, Connie Robertson, Judy Dial, and Cherry Hollifield; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Family and friends will meet at Cross-Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday June 6, 2023 at 10:00 Am to proceed to Grantsboro Cemetery for an 11:00 Am Graveside service and interment. Officiated by Rev. David Goins. Military Honors will be given by Jellico Honor Guard.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made in Mr. Shepherd’s honor to H.A.B.I.T. at

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

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