Charles William Shepherd, 88, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017, in Wheeling Hospital.
Chuck was born June 26, 1928, in Bridgeport, Ohio, a son of the late Charles A. and Marie E. (Coyne) Shepherd. He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church; the Wheeling Reelers Square Dance Club; the Barnesville Genealogy Society; and was a former member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of Wally’s Squadron, Summersville, W.Va., the Hill Hoppers Model Airplane Club; and a Silver Eagle member of the St. Clairsville R.C. Flyers.
In addition to his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Margaret “Peg” (Osterman) Shepherd, in 2015; a sister, Anna Marie Slaga; a daughter-in-law, Karen Lowry-Shepherd; and son-in-law, Peter A. Daniel.
He is survived by his four children, Charles E. (Jeanne) Shepherd, Donald L. Shepherd of McMurray, Pa., Patricia A. (Kevin “Cork”) Schane of Beech Bottom, W.Va., and Mary Jo Daniel of Chandler, Ariz.; a brother, Robert E. (Mary Ann) Shepherd of Bridgeport, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 12-3 & 6-8 pm, Sunday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Monday, February 13, 2017, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, with Msgr. George Coyne and Rev. Douglas Ondeck as celebrants. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Flowers are appreciated. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com