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Charles Ivy "Charlie" Shepherd

July 12, 1941 — March 10, 2024

Gatesville

Charles Ivy "Charlie" Shepherd

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Charles Shepherd, age 82 of Gatesville, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2024 at Scott’s Funeral Home with Dr. Eric Moffett officiating.  The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be held at Gatesville City Cemetery.   

Charles Ivy Shepherd was born on July 12, 1941 in Gatesville to the late C.C. “Snooks” and Tribble Campbell Shepherd.  He grew up and attended school in Gatesville, graduating from Gatesville High School in 1959.  He attended college at Sam Houston State for a short time before moving back to Gatesville.  Once back, he became a partner in a local construction company.  In 1965, he was drafted into the United States Army and served in Vietnam, earning two Purple Hearts and various other medals and accommodations.  In 1969, Charles went to work for Santa Fe Railroad, and spent the next 37 years there before his retirement.  His hobbies included playing pool, water skiing, camping, riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, collecting guns, and working in the yard.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.  Charles always took great pleasure in helping others.   

He was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife, Rhonda; sons, James “Jimmy” Shepherd and Brenda, David Shepherd and wife, Darla, and Tony Shepherd and wife, Kelly; daughter, Terri Shepherd Castro and husband, Frank; step daughters, Nikisha Tarrant and significant other, Becca Huerta, Ashley Tarrant and significant other, Leon Boyd, and Taryn McWhorter and husband, Mike; brother, Dan Shepherd and wife, Cheri; and grandchildren, Stephanie, Michael, David, Sarah, Brittany, J.D., Blake, Cortney, Breanne, Logan, Kennedy, Kreece, Ayden, Brayden, Braxton, Suri, Gracie, Mason, and Birdie.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

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Friday, March 15, 2024

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Friday, March 15, 2024

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