Jon Shepodd, , the First Paul Martin on "Lassie", Dies at 91!
London, England - Jon Shepodd, son of Maureen (Maude) Stewart Goodwin and Manley Hugh Goodwin and grandson of James Edgar Stewart and Sarah Isabell Robertson Stewart - pioneer residents of Eden and St. Clair County - has died at the age of 91 in London, England.
Mr. Shepodd was on the long-running CBS series, "Lassie." Shepodd also appeared in "Attack!" (1956), "The Garment Jungle" (1957) and "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" (1962), as well as "The Power of the Resurrection" (1958), as Jesus Christ, and "I'll Give My Life" (1960). Before landing on "Lassie," he was on such TV shows as "My Little Margie," "Gunsmoke" and "The Millionaire." His last onscreen role came on a 1963 episode of "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour."
He was predeceased by his parents and brother, James Patrick Goodwin.
Mr. Shepodd is survived by seven children; numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Published on August 29, 2017