James  Shepard

James Henry Shepard

Tuesday, February 19th, 1935 - Friday, September 27th, 2019
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Obituary

Mr. James Henry Shepard, age 84, of Rowe, Virginia, passed away Friday (September 27, 2019). Born February 19, 1935 in Drill, Virginia, he was a son of the late Alex McKinley and Lola Mae Baldwin Sheppard. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a retired coal miner, having been employed at Island Creek Beatrice mines and a member of the UMWA. He enjoyed gardening and walking.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Carlos Sheppard, Ralph Sheppard, and Bill Sheppard.
Survivors include his wife of sixty-three years, Geneva Shortridge Sheppard; one daughter, Veronica Gilmer and husband, Kelly of Lebanon; one granddaughter, Katie Gilmer of Lebanon; three brothers, Needem Sheppard, Otis Sheppard, an Earnest Sheppard; one sister, Mildred Honaker; several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Staff of Ballad Health Island Road Infusion Center, the Radiation Department at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Commonwealth Assisted Living, and Home Nursing Company of Lebanon.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday at Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon, Virginia with Rev. Wayne Baldwin officiating. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to assemble at the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to local area infusion centers or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123, as no flowers will be accepted.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Russell Memorial Cemetery
    Address
    Main Street
    LEBANON, VA 24266
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Those wishing to attend are asked to assemble at Russell Memorial by 2 PM.
    Officiant
    Rev. Wayne Baldwin
  • Interment

    Location
    Russell Memorial Cemetery
    Address
    Main Street
    LEBANON, VA 24266
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Tonya Street

Posted at 02:41pm
James was a real good neighbor friend of 29 years
Walked a many of walks with his wife Geneva and him out of the old holler he was a good man greatly be missed

Misty Edwards

Posted at 10:29am
So sorry for your loss, I remember him when we came to Ma-maw compton's, will be praying for you allā¤
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