Charles Ray Sheppard


Charles Ray Sheppard, 71 of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, May 19, 2023 at his home in Shelbyvllle.

Funeral service is Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 2pm at First Assembly of God in Timpson. Visitation is Friday, May 26 from 10am until 6pm at Community Funeral Home Chapel in Center. Interment is at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Tenaha in the Wood Community with Pastor Mario Osby officiating.

He was a man full of life, love, and laughter; to know him was to love him. He loved so many things in life from attending sporting events to fishing with his brother Buck, but the thing he loved most was being with family. If there was a family event happening, he would be there making everyone laugh.

He leaves to cherish his memory:

Wife, Ramona Sheppard

Rodney Gray
Charles Sheppard, Jr. (Launa)
Monica Chatman (Phillip)
Derrick Sheppard
Kajlauna Gray
Chadrick Sheppard (Jackie)
Cornelius Gray (Kattie)
Charlotte Jallow (Cherno)
Kristen Sheppard
Kimberly Sheppard
Christopher Sheppard
Mario Osby (Teresa)
Michael Osby (Val)
Caira Osby (Sam)
Sahara Osby (Kristi)

43 Grandchildren

26 Great-Grandchildren

Regina Sheppard
Elaine Brooks (Edward)
Delores Earl (Bennett)
Denise Cartwright (David)
Anita Moody (Vernella)
Felicia Holmes
Iva Lee Cartwright
Billy Sheppard
Carl Wayne Sheppard
Ricky Sheppard
Floyd Sheppard

Special Nephew, DeShannon Henry

A host of family members and friends

He is preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Louise Sheppard (Bill); father, T.C. Cartwright; brother, James Cartwright; sister, Shirley Patton; daughter, Marcia Osby; granddaughter, Destine Gray; and grandson, Jamerrion Gray.

Services entrusted to Community Funeral Home, Center, Texas.