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Roy Edward Shepherd Jr.

November 4, 1973 - September 21, 2022

Roy Edward Shepherd Jr., 48 of Appomattox, VA passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. He was the son of the late Roy Edward Shepherd Sr. and is survived by his mother Carolyn Allen of Lynchburg. He is also survived by his brother Mark Shepherd and wife Dora Shepherd of Goode, his sisters; Mary Shepherd Brewer and Betty Kesler, both of Lynchburg, Ellen Taylor of Evington, and Susan Tillmon of Stafford Va. In addition, he is survived by multiple nieces and nephews and his cats Spike, Rebel, and Frances.

Roy Jr. was born on November 4, 1973. He attended school at E. C. Glass High School then pursued his career in automotive and marine upholstery.

Roy Jr. loved fishing with his best friend Lafayette Williams, putting together model cars, and spending time spoiling his cats.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 6pm to 8pm at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory 220 Breezewood Drive Lynchburg. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 6pm at Tharp Funeral Home with Pastor Sue Keen officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Appomattox Animal Shelter.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Although we weren't married anymore, I never stopped loving you. We were still friends and talked often. I've got "the boys" now, Spike and Rebel, and I am honored to be their mama. Don't you worry about them. The are loved, fat, and happy. I hope I see you again, my favorite husband. 😉

Posted by Tania Shepherd on October 10, 2022

Sorry for your loss Ellen and family. Praying for you and your family.🙏🏾❤️

Posted by Monica Williams on September 27, 2022

Roy was one of those rare people who had the ability to listen, really listen. Roy was always there to lend a helping hand and a sympathetic ear, at a moments notice. He will be greatly missed. I believe that not only will we be reunited with loved ones who have passed before us, but also our pets, if this is true, he and his beloved Dozer are together again, over the rainbow bridge. Love you Roy!

Posted by Jennifer Baez on September 27, 2022

My dear Carolyn and family. My heart is broken at the passing of Roy, Jr. He and my oldest son had such a good time playing as children and I can't imagine your grief at this time. Please know that my love and prayers are with you all during this difficult time and I pray our Father's grace will sustain you. I'm as close as a phone call if you need anything.

Posted by Linda Thomas on September 25, 2022

I know we lost touch the past few years, but nobody could ever ask for a better friend ever. We jad a lot of good times. Gonna miss you my friend. Rest in peace

Posted by Ballard M. Ewers IV on September 25, 2022

I am just so heartbroken. He was such a sweet guy who would do anything for you.. He was like a brother to me. RIP Roy, we love you...

Posted by Robynne Fears on September 24, 2022

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