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Benjamin Richard Shepherd

November 1, 1982 ~ October 20, 2023 (age 40) 40 Years Old

Benjamin Shepherd Obituary

Benjamin Richard Shepherd, age 40, went to be with the Lord on October 20, 2023, after sustaining injuries in an auto accident in Del Ray Beach, FL. He was born to his loving parents, Steve and Tricia (Woods) Shepherd, in Dayton, OH on November 1,1982.

Ben graduated from Twin Valley South in 2001, where he played basketball, since 4th grade, and golf, for roughly 4 years. He was in 4H for 10 years, where he showed hogs. Ben attended the University of Akron for 2 years where he majored in business, later he decided to relocate and start a life in Florida, where he resided for the last 20 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially when it came to fishing and golfing. He worked in the insurance industry for roughly 20 or more years, and truly enjoyed helping people with their insurance needs. When he lived in Ohio, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in New Lebanon. More than anything he loved playing with his niece and nephews and visiting with his friends. He enjoyed the company of his family and friends, both in Ohio and Florida, and cherished them all deeply. He will be missed by all those who knew him.

Benjamin is preceded in death by his baby brother; Nathaniel, a cousin; Kyle Gross, and both his maternal and paternal grandparents. He is survived by his loving parents, siblings; Matthew (Brenda) Shepherd, Joshua (Lydia) Shepherd, Isaac (Cassie) Shepherd, and Trisha (Martin) Shepherd, a niece; Savannah, nephews; Tristan, Ryder, Gabriel, Andrew, Sawyer and Sullivan.

A memorial visitation for Ben will be held at Preble Memory Gardens Funeral Center on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM, with a memorial service beginning promptly at 12:00PM with Pastor David Spears officiating. For condolences, please visit:

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November 11, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Preble Memory Gardens Funeral Center
3377 US Rt. 35 E.
West Alexandria, OH 45381

Memorial Service
November 11, 2023

12:00 PM
Preble Memory Gardens Funeral Center
3377 US Rt. 35 E.
West Alexandria, OH 45381


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