Born in Parkersburg, Frank Sheppard Jr., was the son of the late Ota Frank Sr. and Lucretia Boord Sheppard. He retired from DuPont, built houses and enjoyed woodworking, camping and traveling. On February 14, 2008, he was inducted into the Wood County, WV Voter Hall of Fame. Frank was a member of the Vienna Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 172.

Having a special place for education in his heart, the family and friends of Mr. Sheppard wanted to do something honor him after his passing on April 10, 2008 at the age of 99. They started the Frank Sheppard Memorial Fund that will forever support education needs and programs throughout the Foundation's service area.