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Dr. Eric Shepherd

August 1, 1948 — February 14, 2022

San Antonio

DR. ERIC CRAIG SHEPHERD was born on August 1, 1948, in Bethesda, Maryland to William T. Shepherd and Jean L. Shepherd.  He died on February 14, 2022.

Eric grew up in Port Arthur, Texas, and was a 1966 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School.  In 1970, Eric graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  After graduation, Eric proudly served four years of active duty in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and Lab Tech.  In 1978, Eric earned his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Texas A&M, and in 1982, he obtained his Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology from Texas A&M.

Eric worked for 26 years as a civilian employee of the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston as a food chemist at the DOD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory.  He retired in 2013.

Eric spent his retirement enjoying his favorite hobbies which included growing orchids, woodworking, stamp, rock, and shell collecting.  Eric loved traveling anywhere by train and he was also an avid reader.

Eric is preceded in death by his mother, Jean Shepherd.  He is survived by his father William T. Shepherd of Carthage, Texas; his brother, Leif E. Shepherd (and Brenda) of Encino, California; his sister, Karin L. Shepherd of Pearland, Texas; his brother Mark R. Shepherd (and Denise) of Poughkeepsie, New York; and his brother Ross M. Shepherd (and Judy) of Syracuse, New York.

In addition to his immediate family, Eric is survived by his aunt, uncle, cousins, nieces, nephews, and countless friends.

Eric was loved and admired by many.  He was a loyal friend and mentor and will be missed by all.

In lieu of usual floral remembrances, Eric requested that donations be made to any of the following charities:

St. Jude’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929 Shriner’s Hospital for Children, P. O. Box 1510, Ranson, WV 25438-9902 Susan G. Komen, P. O. Box 98060, Washington, DC 20090-8060 Heifer International, P. O. Box 6021, Albert Lea, MN 56007-9831 San Antonio Humane Society, P. O. Box 2706, San Antonio, Texas 78299-2706 KLRN (Public TV), P. O. Box 99, San Antonio, Texas 78291-0009

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Saturday, February 19, 2022

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

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