The couple were married on Sept. 4, 1945, at Central Church of Christ by Leon Burns.
Mr. Shepard retired from Tennessee Eastman as a mechanic.
Mrs. Shepard is the former Janet Cochran. She is employed part-time by Lifestyles.
The couple have three children, Cherie Doyle, Angela Williams and Natalie Eanes, all of Johnson City; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.