June Austin Shepard

June Austin Shepard (55) of Texas City, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. He was born on September 5, 1967 in Frankfort, Kentucky to Doris and Allen Shepard.

June served proudly in the United States Marine Corps as a combat engineer. He enjoyed fishing, watching football, and grilling for his friends.

June is preceded in death by his mother and father, and brother; Preston Shepard. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Michele Shepard; sons,Trevor Land, Jonathan Wev, and Cristoforo Shepard; brother, Ezra Shepard; and cousin, Betty Shepard, who was like a sister to him.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. Military funeral honors will be presented at 6:00pm.


  1. Your Kentucky family mourns your loss. Until we meet again June.

    Rena, Kenneth, Scotty

    Rena Warner
  2. Praying for peace and strength for you and your family!

    Julie Boatwright
  3. Prayers from KY.. I couldn’t believe the news when I heard about your passing.. You touched a lot of people..

  4. prayers and hugs for your sweet family. I’m so sad to hear of your passing.

    Tracey Harmon
  5. Jonathan, Brandon, Bobby and I will always love and miss deeply. You touched so many hearts with the love and your giving ways. Our love goes out to the ones who truly loved you.

    Betty Ritter
  6. It took a little over 30 years for me to hear your voice, to hold a conversation with you and to begin to get to know you. 30 years of having to fill a void in part of my life with the presence of others because we were not in contact. While the last year or so has had it’s up and downs, beginning that process and getting to know you began to fill it in a way that I hadn’t ever truly felt before. I know that you touched a lot of peoples hearts, your presence uplifted a few and even set others straight. You will be missed and in time we’ll get back together again to recoup that time we could’ve had and started to get back. I was never one to really open myself up to others, keeping my feelings and thoughts to my self as much as possible but..I love you Dad and this world has gotten quite a bit dimmer without you and your voice to add to it’s chorus.

    Trevor Land
    • Trevor your dad loved you so very much. When he spoke to me about you, he spoke with such pride and how much he loved you. He was so overjoyed and excited to finally start a relationship with you and get to know you. He was very proud that he was your DAD. Just know he has loved you from the day you were born. Judy remember abd keep in your heart that Dad loved you with all his heart.

      Betty Shepard Ritter
  7. ~ Always Faithful ~

    Where do I begin, high school maybe
    Remembered words spoken
    Images so vivid, time moved slowly
    A Superstar, never broken

    Your dance moves turned heads
    Raw thoughts dropped jaws
    Best of the best, street creds
    Law enforcement, few flaws

    We have a l-o-n-g history, written
    Loved the memories you’ve given

    Decades etched into one stone
    You promised me, pact made
    We would never ever be alone
    But God had plans, a parade

    Your name called, trumpets
    Played in honor of YOU
    Semper Fi, Bulldog sits
    Angels escort you through

    We love and miss you June Bug!
    Mark 10:9 “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
    Luke 23:43 “And He said to him, ‘Truly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.’”

    Terresa Land

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