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Maurice “Tom” Shepherd Jr.

Published November 13,2023

Obituary's Biography:

Maurice “Tom” Shepherd Jr., 82, a resident of Gurnee, IL, passed away November 10, 2023 at his home.  He was born October 7, 1941 in Waukegan, IL to Maurice Sr. and Virginia Shepherd.

Tom had worked for 24 years as a Corrections Officer with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and was a veteran of the US Army.  He was an avid bowler, golfer, and hunter.  Tom enjoyed old cars, Elvis, woodcrafts with his late wife and was a rabid fan of all Chicago sports teams.

Tom is survived by his daughters Shelley Shepherd and Kim (Brian) Scott, his grandchildren Chelsea (RaDarius) Pough, Arrick McGee, Masen Clark, McKenzie Scott, Delaney Scott, and Ryan Scott, his great-grandchildren DaNae Pough and Kayde Pough, his sister-in-law Peggy (Dennis) Kurek, brother-in-law Augie Baumgart, and his nieces and nephew Becky, Melissa, Jennifer, DeAnn, Bryan, Denise, Debbie, and Kenda; also, many great and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Judy Shepherd, his sister Gail (Shepherd) Wilford and sister-in-law Barbara Baumgart.

Please wear a Chicago sports team shirt to the memorial visitation and service that is scheduled for Friday, November 17, 2023 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.  The memorial service will commence at 8:00pm.  Interment will be held privately.  Memorials contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.  For more information, please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or contact (847)223-8122.

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4 replies on “Maurice “Tom” Shepherd Jr.”

  1. I worked with Tommy for years. He was always professional and one of the hardest workers I’d ever met.

    Unfortunately, I will be away hunting this weekend so I won’t be able to attend services.

    RIP Tom

  2. Nicest and most helpful co-worker I ever had the privilege to serve with. A humble servant to God the County and his Country. Go with God “LittleTommy”.

  3. I had the honor of meeting Tom by dating his daughter. Always a pleasure talking sports with him, especially when talking about the Bears. He will be missed. He will always be one Kool Kat.

    Love the Clarks

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