A photo of George Robert “Bob” Shepheard, Jr.

George Robert “Bob” Shepheard, Jr.

October 22, 1946 - May 28, 2021

George Robert “Bob” Shepheard, Jr., age 74, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE on October 22, 1946, he was a son of the late George R. and Lucille G. (Richards) Shepheard, Sr. Bob ended his career with Asbury United Methodist Church as Treasurer and Operations Manager. Prior too, he worked at Astra Zeneca, Atlantic Aviation and 3M Corp. Bob was also a former model for Boscov’s. He was a dedicated life member of Asbury United Methodist Church, serving on the finance committee and as head usher. Bob was a 32nd degree Mason as well. In his spare time, Bob could often be found playing pool at the New Castle Senior Center. Above all, he cherished spending time with his beloved grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his son, George Robert Shepheard, III (Rachel) of Smyrna; grandchildren, Jaxson Costanzo, Gauge Costanzo and Sloane Shepheard, all of Smyrna; siblings, Diane L. McCloskey (Edward) of Westfield, NJ, Lois A. Rogers (Samuel) of Midlothian, VA, Laurie K. Banaszak (Steven) of New Castle, Rollin R. Shepheard (Debbie) of New Castle and Randy S. Shepheard (Margaret) of Middletown; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 300 East Basin Road, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to Asbury United Methodist Church at the address listed above.


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13 Condolences for George Robert “Bob” Shepheard, Jr.

  • So very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. May God bless, comfort and guide all of his family and friends! R.I.P. Bob you were a good man and I’m confident Our Lord is greeting you with open arms. Love always Cuz!

  • Sincere sympathy to the family and friends. RIP and may GOD bless. You have left us way too soon.

  • You will be greatly missed….. Rest well my friend

  • With our sincere condolences to Bob’s family. God bless you all.
    Yours on Christ,
    The Painter Family

  • We are saddened by the loss of Bob, a friend and fellow Mason. Our condolensces go out to the entire family who we have known since our school days.

  • We were deeply saddened to learn of Bob’s passing. We are grateful for his service to Asbury United Methodist Church and to the community. He played a huge role in the success of Asbury and its continued growth. Our sincerest condolences to the family. We will keep you all in our prayers and will be with you in spirit.

  • Sending prayers and hugs to all of Mr. Shepheard’s family. He always made us feel so welcomed at church and never failed to have a smile on his face and a laugh for us. You always felt the love God intended in church from him. Thank you for all your years of service.

  • There will a void in Asbury for sometime to come. Bob was always willing to help any of us who needed his help. Our Prayers go to Bob’s entire family and all the friends.

  • Sorry for your loss Bobby.

  • So sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. Our sincere sympathy to his family. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Please accept my condolences to the Shepherd Family. Bob will be missed and well remembered by his church family and friends.

  • So sorry to see the passing of Bob. I met Bob many years ago when he took my sister to the senior prom! He still looks the same!!
    I’m sure he will be missed by his family and friends!

  • May God comfort your family in your loss. Just as a ship leaves its memory in its wake behind as it passes in the water. The memories of loved one are left to us as they pass through our lives. The pictures above show the love Bob left is his Wake.
    May his Memory be Eternal!