Our beloved founder, Mr. Ottis L. Shedd, age 96, of Blountsville passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018. He was born in Cullman County on August 18, 1921, to Mathis John and Emma Lee Young Shedd.
Mr. Shedd was an entrepreneur. He worked as a building contractor for over 40 years, building homes and businesses in Cullman, Blount, Marshall, Morgan, and Madison counties. Mr. Shedd opened and operated Shedd Building Supply in Blountsville for 37 years. In 1992 he built and operated Snead Funeral Home which was later sold. Later, building Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home in 1995 and Holly Pond Funeral Home followed in 1998. Both funeral homes continue to be family owned and operated. Blue Springs Water Company is another one of his many accomplishments. Mr. Shedd was most proud of his family. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his parents John and Emma Young Shedd; his brother Lonnie J. Shedd, and his sister Tava Shedd Brown.
Mr. Shedd is survived by his wife of 76 years, Gelene Smith Shedd; daughter Carole (Robert) Colvard of Holly Pond, Linda (David) Spike of Guntersville, Jackie Patterson of Cleveland; sisters Evelyn Batemon, Floie (Tommy) Duvall; grandchildren Robbie (Irena) Colvard of Houston, Texas, Annie Spike of Guntersville, Genie (John) Vons of Huntsville, Chad (Christy) Patterson of Foley, Nikki (Matt) Ryan of Huntsville; great grandchildren Brittany Colvard, Carly Patterson, and Jackson Vons; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
The family will recieve friends at the Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Friends may also visit with the family on Saturday morning, May 5, 2018 at Holly Pond Funeral Home from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM in the Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to be held in Holly Pond Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers are his nephews Stanley Batemon, John Danny Batemon, Anthony Batemon, Darrell Batemon, Chris Shedd, and Rusty Duvall.
Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home and Holly Pond Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.