Edward G Shepley, age 88, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his family after a long battle with COPD.

He was born on May 29, 1933 in Moore County to the late Raymond and Blanche Davis Shepley. He was a proud veteran of the US Army.  Ed loved horses and co-founded the Moore County Saddle Club.  He could play the guitar and several other instruments by ear.  He served as square dance caller for clubs in Southern Pines, Fayetteville, Rockingham and Ellerbe.  He worked for Proctor Silex and Robert’s Company, to name a few.  He will be remembered for the love and devotion he had for his family.   In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Ernest Shepley and sister, Elaine Speer.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Caviness Shepley; five daughters, Martha Gibbons (John) of Carthage; Connie McKenzie of Pinehurst; Annette Patterson (Charles) of Carthage; Judy Doby of Carthage; Peggy Overton (Chad) of Carthage;  11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Visitation with family will be held at 1:00 PM followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Priest Hill Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Archie Stevens officiating.  The family respectfully requests face masks be worn by those attending the service.

The family would like to thank the staff of FirstHealth Hospice for the compassionate care they provided.

Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

The family has entrusted the services to Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be made at www.PinesFunerals.com.


Visitation: January 15, 2022 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Priest Hill Presbyterian Church
2792 Old River Road
Carthage, NC 28327


Memorial Service: January 15, 2022 2:00 pm

Priest Hill Presbyterian Church
2792 Old River Road
Carthage, NC 28327


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Edward G. Shepley's name.

FirstHealth Hospice Foundation

150 Applecross Road
Pinehurst, NC

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  1. David and Glenda we had many great nights Square dancing with Ed lots of laughs and fun we will keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers so sorry for your loss

  2. Trevor and Lynn Bourne. Could not have wished more for our first employee when we arrived in the USA. Wonderful man, great employee. We shall miss him, and will never forget him. He crosses our minds quite often. Condolences to his family. God Bless

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