Sheppard, Nelson Arthur

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amem_fishing.jpgNelson Arthur Sheppard, 55, died April 20, 2006 after a courageous battle with a difficult illness. He was born in Tampa, Fla., the son of John Sheppard and Myra Martin Sheppard Bishop, both of whom predeceased him.

He was a master electrician and owned Home Comfort Heating and Air. He also enjoyed playing trumpet for the Old Pros, gardening, fishing and country rides.

He is survived by his children, William Andrew Sheppard and Elizabeth Caitlin Sheppard; his best friend and former wife, Jane B. Sheppard; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jon Mark and Ann Sheppard, and Grant F. and Georgeanne Sheppard; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his special canine friends, Sandy and Maxine.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 3 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church of Radford with the Rev. Shirley Larson officiating. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to either The Presbyterian Church of Radford or to Gentle Shepherd Hospice, P.O. Box 3754, Radford, Va. 24143.

The Sheppard family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.