Gene Martin Shepherd, 76, of Mt. Washington, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016. He was the assistant chief of police for the Mt. Washington Police Department for 21 years, retired officer for the Louisville Police Department where he served for 22 years, a retired United States Army veteran, lifetime member of VFW Post 5710, FOP Lodge 614, Kentucky Peace Officers Association, Bass Masters, and member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Joseph Shepherd. Gene is survived by his wife, Donna Sue Shepherd; two daughters, Anna Marie Brumley (Roy) and Jennifer Lynn Dawson; two brothers, Joe Carrico (Beverly) and Don Carrico (Pam); along with six grandchildren, Cheryl, Robert, Jocelyn, Christopher, Ethan and Trevor.
Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with burial to follow in Highland Memory Gardens. Friends may visit from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home. Memorial gifts in Gene's memory are suggested to Hosparus of Louisville.
Please pray for Gene's eternal rest and joy in the Kingdom and peace and comfort his wife, Donna, and the rest of his family.