June 1, 2019


Wayne Reid Sheppard, 62, passed away in Ocala on Tuesday afternoon, May 28, 2019.

Wayne was born at Eglin Air Force Base in Valparaiso Florida. He grew up in Key Largo, where he lived for almost 50 years. He graduated from Coral Shores High School in 1976. He was fondly known as Chef Wayno at several famous restaurants in the keys. His favorite meals were the ones he made for family, friends and followers.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Patience Harris Sheppard. He is survived by his father, John R. Sheppard of Pomona Park, Florida; wife, Karen of Key Largo, Florida; brothers, Michael (Rosanna) Sheppard of Crescent City, Florida and Edgar (Stacie) Sheppard of Ocala, Florida; Nephew Matthew Sheppard of Naples, Florida; niece, Ashley Sheppard and nephew, John Sheppard, both of Crescent City, Florida.

No services are planned at this time.