Gary Shepherd, age 78, of Massillon, passed away April 11, 2018. he was born March 21, 1940 in Barnesville, Ohio, son to the late Roy and Bertha (Showalter) Shepherd. Gary proudly served in the United States Army and retired from Eaton Steel Corp. He also worked for local funeral homes for many years. Gary enjoyed Nascar, going out to eat, spending time at his sons garage and sitting on the porch with Gerri and the dog. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Henry and Matilda Showalter. Survivors include his sons, Gary (Johnna) Shepherd of Navarre, Kevin (Amy) Shepherd of Plain City, Ohio; daughter, Leanne (Doug) Voshel of Massillon; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren; long time companion, Gerri Tolley and her family; sisters, Karen (Don) Easterday of Canal Fulton, Pauletta (John) Clark of Massillon. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 12noon in Reed Funeral Home CANTON Chapel with Pastor Tom Shank Jr. officiating. Calling hours will be held two hour prior from 10am-12noon. He will be laid to rest with full military honors in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. To send online condolences please visit www.reedfuneralhome.com.