Sheppard, Ronnie (LeRoy)

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sheppard_ronnie_leroyRonnie (LeRoy) Sheppard, 69, of Christiansburg, Va., died on Sunday, February 6, 2011. He was born on April 24, 1941, in Merrimac, Va. He was predeceased by his parents, Dan and Sadie Sheppard; and his son, Ronald Sheppard. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 50 years, Linda Sheppard. He is also survived by his daughter and son-inlaw, Tammy and Wes Fitzkee; granddaughters, Nicole Detchemendy and her fiance, Nathan May, Laken Detchemendy and her fiance, Capt. Derrick Anderson, Roni Leigh Sheppard, and Allie and Courtney; greatgranddaughters, Madison and Lilly Bell; great-grandson, Jody “Bubba;” three brothers, Alvin, Skip and Emmitt; sister, Rosetta; as well as their spouses; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lewis and Faye Albert. LeRoy had many family and friends that loved him. LeRoy never met a stranger and as anyone that knew him would tell you “LeRoy was one of a kind.” The family will receive friends and relatives on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg. A Funeral Service will be conducted 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2011, at Horne Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Jube Burk. Interment will follow at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The Sheppard family is being served by Horne Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences may be sent to