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Originally published: 2013-02-19 09:18:53
Last modified: 2013-02-19 09:18:53

Danny Charles Sheppard

Danny Charles Sheppard, 51, of the Three Mile Community, was called home by his Heavenly Father on February 10, 2013 from his residence.
A native of Avery County, he was born Feb. 13, 1961, a son of Madeline Palmer Sheppard of Newland and the late Rev. Collis Sheppard.
Sheppard attended Temple Baptist Church and enjoyed playing guitar, fishing, hunting, gardening and wood working, but most of all sharing his love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Along with his father, Sheppard was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Sheppard.
Sheppard has left to cherish his memory, along with his mother, his wife, Dulcey Whitson Sheppard of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Dan Price of Pineola; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Catie Sheppard of San Antonio, Texas; sisters, Rita Boger of Salisbury, Brenda Rupard and husband, Tommy, of Woodleaf, Barbara Shook and husband, Lynn, of Cleveland, Kathy Shook of Salisbury, Elizabeth Turbyfill and husband, Michael, of Banner Elk, Loretta Daniels and husband, Rex, of Newland, Anita Goforth and husband, Keith, of Banner Elk, Libby Brown and husband, Cecil, of Newland; brother, Stanley Sheppard and wife, Liz, of Newland; father and mother-in-law, Roy and Nancy Whitson of Green Mountain; very special sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services for Danny Charles Sheppard were conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the Temple Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Keith Gwyn, the Rev. Gene Carver and the Rev. Timothy Rupard. Interment followed in the Palmer Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tony Rupard, Sam Davis, Jamie Blair, Roger Whitson, Donald Whitson, Randy Carver, Larry Carver. Honorary pallbearer was Ricky Hodges. The family received friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.
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Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Sheppard family.

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