Shepherd, Walter Edgar

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shepherd-walter-edgarWalter Edgar Shepherd, 85, of Blacksburg, passed away peacefully Monday, April 14, 2014 at New River Valley Medical Center. He was born in Roanoke County, VA on September 24, 1928, to the late Clarence E. and Nanie Martin Shepherd. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Alice Shepherd Troutt, and two infant sisters, and a niece.

Walter retired with 30 years service from Dairy Science at Virginia Tech. His tremendous knowledge and patience aided numerous students and children in the life and care for cattle. He never met a child, student, or adult that he Could not teach the love of farming, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mildred “Mickey” Caldwell Shepherd; daughter and son-in-law, Gala and Calvin Price; grandchildren, Heather L. Price and boyfriend, Ross Norvell, Samanatha N. Price and boyfriend, Andrew Nunez; sister, Creola Sarver, all of Blacksburg; two nieces and six nephews; special friend, Amanda Parks.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jube Burk, Rev. Kenny Davis, Rev. Richard Gilbert officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blacksburg Rescue Squad, 200 Progress Street, NE, Blacksburg, Virginia, 24060.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Wednesday evening at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, SW, Blacksburg, VA.