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Doyle Richard Shepler

November 15, 1924 ~ October 12, 2019 (age 94)


Doyle Richard Shepler, 94, of Reynoldsville, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Christ the King Manor.

He was born on November 15, 1924 in Henderson Township, Jefferson County, a son of the late Homer Lee and Pearl (Reed) Shepler.

Mr. Shepler was a member of Paradise United Church of Christ.  He enjoyed singing in church and had a beautiful voice that carried,  he is also remembered for singing in the barn while doing his daily chores.

Doyle was a 1942 graduate of Big Run High School.

Following graduation, he served in the United States Army during World War II from December of 1944 through November of 1946.  He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, World War II Victory Ribbon and the Army Occupation Medal (Japan).

When he returned home, he worked on the family dairy farm as well as drove school bus for Shepler Bus from 1951 until 1975.

His enjoyments were hunting, watching sports, and driving his 770 Oliver tractor to rake hay.  Doyle will be fondly remembered for his love of talking with people, he could carry a conversation with most anyone and was always happy to interact with others.

He is survived by two brothers, Ray Shepler and wife Loretta of Reynoldsville, Lyle Shepler and wife Donna of Montgomery, Alabama; two sisters, Marge Miller of Detroit, Michigan, and Fran Barksdale and husband Dr. Larry Barksdale of Raleigh, North Carolina; fourteen nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Lee and Melvin Shepler; one sister, Helen Shepler.

Friends will be received from 9 a.m. until 11 on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Paradise United Church of Christ.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at the church, officiated by Pastor Audra Krise.

Interment will follow at Paradise Cemetery.


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October 18, 2019

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Paradise United Church of Christ

Funeral Service
October 18, 2019

11:00 AM
Paradise United Church of Christ

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