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Thomas Edward Shepherd

September 21, 1930 — May 30, 2023

Thomas Edward Shepherd

Thomas Edward (Tommy) Shepherd died peacefully at home in Halifax on May 30, 2023. He was born in Gretna, VA on September 21, 1930 to the late Clayton Edward and Frances Haley Shepherd. He was predeceased by his infant daughter, Sherry Dawn Shepherd, and his brother, Luther Douglas Shepherd. Mr. Shepherd is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara Owen Shepherd, and his daughter Ramona Shepherd Hollingshead and her husband, Andrew (Andy) of Keller, Texas. He is also survived by two grandsons, Seth Shepherd Daniel and his wife, Elizabeth, and Andrew Shepherd Hollingshead and his wife Sarah, and two great granddaughters, Hannah and Emi Hollingshead, all of Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Shepherd served both in the United States Marine Corps and in the United States Army with tours of duty in Korea and in Germany. After his military career, he and Barbara settled in Halifax where they have lived since 1966. Mr. Shepherd worked first at South Boston Hospital and then at Halifax Community Hospital (Halifax Regional) from which he retired. After retirement, he volunteered there for fifteen years. Other interests included membership in the Halifax Lions Club having served a term as President. Tommy was also active in and enjoyed the fellowship of his bowling league. Family was the top priority for Tommy. He was a devoted son, husband, father, and grandfather. He greatly enjoyed spending quality time with his family in Texas and the many vacation trips they took together. To have known and loved two great granddaughters was such a blessing for him. Mr. Shepherd was an active member of Beth Car Baptist Church and a former Deacon of the church. A memorial service for him will be held at Beth Car on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall and other times at his home. The family is especially grateful for the compassionate care and assistance of Mr. Henry Coleman during Tommy’s last year. For those who wish to send memorials, please consider Beth Car Baptist Church, 25 Church St., Halifax, VA 24558, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be directed to Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.
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Memorial Service

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Beth Car Baptist Church

25 Church St, Halifax, VA 24558

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