Funeral of Newark and Sherwood District Council chairman Keith Sheppard

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A thanksgiving service for the life of a Newark and Sherwood district councillor who died recently will be held in his local church.

The funeral of the council chairman Coun Keith Sheppard will take place on Monday (6th February) at 1.45pm at St Mary the Virgin Church, Lowdham.

Coun Sheppard, a district council member for Lowdham, was eight months into his one-year term of office as council chairman and died peacefully at home.

He had been ill for some time, but he had returned to carry out his duties in the autumn, despite the illness delaying his start to his civic duties.

Following his death tributes were paid to Mr Sheppard from fellow councillors.

Click here to read the tributes to Coun Sheppard.

The family has requested no floral tributes. However, charitable donations may be made to the NSPCC and either left at the service or sent to:

Co-op Funeral Care

69 Gedling Road

Carlton

NOTTINGHAM

NG4 3FG