Thursday, December 13, 2012Author: Duay O'Neil
(Last modified: 2012-12-13 09:51:17)
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Jack Shepherd, former City Recorder of Newport and a long-time Cocke County educator, died Tuesday in Jefferson City following a long period of declining health.
Shepherd was elected to the office of City Recorder in 1983 and was re-elected to several terms, retiring only after a debilitating stroke nine years ago.
Prior to entering the political area, Shepherd had established himself as a well-known and successful educator, beginning at a history teacher at Parrottsville High School in the late 1960s and later was named principal at Northport Elementary School.
After that school was consolidated into present-day Northwest Elementary, Shepherd was named principal of Grassy Fork Elementary School, where he served until elected to public office.
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