William "Billy" Sheppard
November 06, 1952 - November 27, 2017
Georgia Baptist Hospital - Atlanta, GA
William “Billy” Matthew Sheppard was born at Georgia Baptist Hospital on November 6, 1952, the first child of William and Shirley Sheppard.
His father purchased several acres in Cobb County in what was then a mostly rural area north of Atlanta. The family home was built on this tract of land off Holly Springs Rd in 1954. His sister, Deborah, was also welcomed into the family that same year. Her arrival marked the completion of the Sheppard household and the beginning of a lifelong friendship for these two siblings.
It is hard to imagine the East Cobb area as farmland. Behind Billy's house there was corn growing in a large garden and horses that roamed around a barn on the hill. The . . .