Let the memory of Dale be with us forever
  • 84 years old
  • Born on July 1, 1931 .
  • Passed away on April 27, 2016 .

Dale Edwin “Shep” Shepley, 84, a resident of Butner, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at his home.

A native of Vernon Co., Missouri, he was the son of the late Otto Dale Shepley and Ernestine Arnold. He was a veteran of the US Army, a member of Church of Christ, and retired from the Federal Bureau of prisons in 1981.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Surviving are his wife of sixty-five years, Mildred Cauthon Shepley of the home, two daughters, Melody S. Bain (Calvin) and Sarah S. Hardin (Dale) both of Butner, a sister, Joy S. Gatewood of Kansas, two brothers, Sam Shepley of Kansas and Terry Shepley of Missouri, eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mona Lisa Shepley and a son, Eddie Dale Shepley and his brothers Robert Shepley and Billy Shepley.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the MS Society of NC, 3101 Industrial Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609 or to Amedisys Hospice, 3320 US 1-Hwy , Suite B, Franklinton, NC 27525.

Posted by Megan Gonzalez on 8th May 2016
He was smart, kind, funny, the best storyteller, stubborn, and the best PaPa a girl could have ever hoped for. There are so many wonderful memories that I will treasure, but a few stick out all the time: he would never wear a shirt if he didn't have to, he whistled like a songbird, and when I was with him I felt loved and accepted no matter what. Grammy, Melody, and Sarah, all my love and best hugs.
Posted by Jerry Clem on 29th April 2016
I worked with Dale at FCI, Butner when we first arrived there in 1976 and remember going to his retirement dinner in 1981. Dale was a very good, thoughtful and kind person. My most sincere condolences to Millie and all of his family members.
Posted by Ellen Poe on 29th April 2016
Hello Sarah, Melody and Millie, Cindi told us about Mr. Shepley last night, and we are certainly sorry to hear about him passing. If there is anything we can do, we will be glad to do it for you. Will try to get by there one day soon. Love you and think of you often. Ellen and Alex Poe
Posted by Elaine Thompson on 28th April 2016
Millie, Sarah, and Melody, I was surprise when Juanita, called and told me Dale had passed away. I was at home today and yesterday. Saw Pat, but she didn't tell me. Douglas and I plan to come tomorrow afternoon. Elaine

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