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Charles Edward Sheppard

November 13, 1946 - October 13, 2021

Charlie Sheppard, 74, Huddleston, VA, passed away on October 13, 2021 after a brave fight with cancer and other health conditions.

Charlie is predeceased by his parents and son, Chuck Sheppard.

Charlie is survived by his loving wife, and caregiver, Mary of 33 years.  His children Kimberlee Ambrose (Bryan); Amy Furrow (Willie); Laura Outler (Tara); and Jay Ritter. 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Special extended family, Debbie and Jeff Gee; and Hank and Mary Gaskins.

Charlie’s life has been a full one! His lifelong service to others started with his military career as a Navy Seal serving in Vietnam, then as a Police officer in both Chesapeake and Suffolk, VA. After his military and law enforcement careers Charlie persued a 30+ year career of various EPG endeavors, including Carter Machinery.

The family will hold a Gathering of Friends on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit

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Kimberly - sending you hugs to comfort you and your family. Our hearts are with you.

Posted by Strawn Family on October 21, 2021

Kim and Family! We are so sorry for your loss! Praying for all of you, we love you!

Posted by Hilary & Aaron Baker & Family on October 21, 2021

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