Berton Scott SheppardAugust 6, 1936 ~ August 2, 2017 (age 80)
Berton Scott Sheppard joined our Lord in Heaven on August 2, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. A visitation will be held on Monday, August 7th at 11am and funeral mass will follow at 11:30 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in High Point, NC with Reverend Thomas P. Norris, O.S.F.S. officiating.
Berton S. Sheppard was born in Zanesville, Ohio on August 6, 1936 to the late Isaac and Ruth Sheppard. He attended Northwestern School District in Ohio. He graduated in 1954 as co-valedictorian of his high school class.
After graduating from high school, he attended Michigan State University where he earned a B.S. Degree in Agricultural Engineering. While there he was selected as runner-up to the University’s “Outstanding Senior Man”. Following graduation from MSU in 1958, Berton enrolled in Northwestern University School of Law on a full-tuition scholarship as a Hardy Scholar. He graduated in 1961 and began working as a patent attorney. He was with the same law firm, Wolfe, Hubbard, Voit, & Osann (now Leydig, Voit, & Mayer) for over 40 years. In 1976 he was honored to be admitted to practice before the U. S. Supreme Court. He retired from the practice of law in 2000.
Berton was a devoted spouse, father and brother who dearly loved all of his family. During his life and retirement years he and his wife Regina, of more than 50 years enjoyed spending time with family, sailing on Lake Michigan, playing golf, tennis, pickle ball, bridge, and spending time on Marco Island. He loved to travel and went on numerous cruises and traveled extensively all over the world covering each of the seven continents.
He is survived by his loving wife Regina Polka Sheppard, his daughters Kristina Schwartz and husband William and their two sons Jackson and Evanger of Lake Bluff, IL and Cynthia Bell and her husband Ashley and their two children Kevin and Grace of Summerfield, NC. He is also survived by his brothers Ike Sheppard and his wife Donna and Dick Sheppard and his wife Elizabeth; six nephews and five nieces in the US, and four nieces in Germany.
Berton was particularly thankful for the decision he and Regina made to move to River Landing, a Continuing Care Retirement Community, located near High Point, NC where they enjoyed the wonderful people and care along the way with many activities it had to offer.
Cumby Family Funeral home of High Point, NC is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Jimmy V cancer research foundation at www.jimmyv.org or the charity of your choice.
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