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Friday December 7th, 2018
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Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church
Saturday December 8th, 2018

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Charles A Shepherd Sr.

Charles Alonzo Shepherd, Sr. was born in Calvert, Texas to the parentage of Charley Shepherd and Lucy Bolt on September 11, 1918. He was the youngest of six children, four brothers (S L, Lindsey, Jack and Albert) and one sister, Helen Christine. They all preceded him in death. He received his early childhood education in the Celina ISD and later moved to Dallas where he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. At the age of 70, he received his Bachelors Degree in Theology from Southern Baptist Institute. Before completing his education, he served in the United States Military and is a World War II Veteran.

Charles was united in matrimony to Octavia Metoyer on March 25, 1943. She preceded him in death May 1989. From this union four children were born: Charles Alonzo Jr., Richard Wayne, Joyce Karen, David Cal.

After dedicating over 30 years of service to LTV, he retired in 1980.

Mr. Shepherd was an active member of the following organizations: Zakat Temple #164, Arlington Park Neighborhood Association, and is one of the Founders of the Washington Lincoln Alumni Association (WLAA).

After moving to Dallas he joined Arlington Park Baptist Church where he was a faithful member until he joined his wife at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church. There he served faithfully as a Sunday School Teacher (Senior Men Class), member of the Brotherhood, L.O. Avery Male chorus, Business and Professional Club and the Crisis Ministry.

He transitioned Saturday afternoon, December 1, 2018. Leaving to cherish his memory, his children: Charles, Jr. (Brenda), Richard (Gaerell), Joyce (Donald), David (Kathy); grandchildren; Anthony (Aundrea), Sheila (Michael), Charles III (LaTisha), Patrice (Anthony), Eric, Roderick (Chantelle), Felicia, Stacy and Shar; a special niece Deitra (Edward); 19 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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Just came across this special tribute to the Father of my good friend and best man, David. Very sorry for your loss. It seems time moving on. Trust God's blessings and grace continue to lead you through life. Willie Burrell, Jr. and family.

Willie Burrell, Jr. Jul 7 2021 12:00 AM

Condolences to the Shepherd Family. Queen of Zion Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern, where grand daughter Sister Patrice Harvey Serves as Texas State Grand Worthy Matron. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you. We are here to serve you.

Sister Crystal Pickney, Grand Secretary Dec 8 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Shepherd Sr.

Deborah Matrons Council Dec 8 2018 12:00 AM

A Spathiphyllum was sent on December 7, 2018

May each tear you shed today turn into a smile tomorrow. As you recall happy memories you shared with Dad will stay in your heart forever. Jesse,Bertha, and Kaye Washington

Expression of Sympathy Dec 7 2018 12:00 AM

My sincere prayers for the Shepherd family and Gratitude to God for giving them so many wonderful years with Mr. Shepherd. Chuck and Brenda, I Love you both.

Claudette Ward Holt Dec 6 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Shepherd Sr.

Past Master Tommy Hendricks, King David #151 Dec 6 2018 12:00 AM

A Garden Path Vase was ordered on December 6, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Dec 6 2018 12:00 AM

I have known Bro. Charles Shepherd since I joined Zakat Shrine Temple in 1983. He was truly a great Noble! Dt. Debra and I extend sympathy and prayer to the Shepherd family.

Dr. Bob Uzzel Dec 5 2018 12:00 AM

A Dignity in White Pedestal Arrangement was sent by Michael Powell on December 5, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Dec 5 2018 12:00 AM

My Prayers and Love are with Family.

Ms.Gerri H. Tibbs Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM

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