Obituary: Thomas Sheppardson, 78, of Scottville.

December 22, 2020

Tom Sheppardson

Obituary: Thomas Sheppardson, 78, of Scottville.

Thomas Eugene Sheppardson, 78 of Scottville, passed away in hospice care on Tuesday, December 13, 2020. He was born May 11, 1942 in Kalamazoo to the late Ralph and Margaret (nee Thomas) Sheppardson. Tom graduated from Comstock High School, and earned both a bachelor of arts degree and a master of art degree in music education from Western Michigan University.  

Tom was a music director and later a middle school teacher at Mason County Central Schools.  His many musical endeavors included leading the General Assembly Big Band. He was an active member of the Mason County Fin and Feather club. 

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sandra Sheppardson of Scottville; daughter, Laura Sheppardson of Oxford, Mississippi; son, Ken Sheppardson of San Francisco, California; sister, Pat (Ed) Gasaway of Vicksburg; niece Jacki Gasaway of Carbondale, Colorado; nephew Jim (Lori) Gasaway of Kalamazoo; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. 

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