(MOBILE) Thomas "Slim" Sheppard of Mobile died peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the age of 84.

Visitation will be Monday, May 13, from 5-8 p.m. at Pine Crest Funeral Home on Dauphin Island Parkway in Mobile, with a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14. Interment will be in Pine Crest Cemetery.

Born Dec. 13, 1934, Thomas was a native of Wedowee and a longtime resident of Mobile. He was a member of Ann Street Baptist and First Baptist Church of Tillmans Corner. Slim was an electric motor winder since 1955, a member of IBEW505 and the former owner of Sheppard Electric Motor.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 36 years, Frances Sheppard.

Slim is survived by his two children, Mary Ann Richardson (Anthony) of Mobile and Tommy Sheppard (fiancee, Sherry Tyson) of Loxley; daughter-in-law, Julie Sheppard of Mobile; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the charity of your choice in Slim's memory.

Pine Crest Funeral Home, Mobile.