Henry Winston Shepherd
- March 22, 1930 - June 10, 2012
- Williamsburg, Virginia
of Henry's Passing
Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Dept. and Rescue Squad
440 N. Boundary St
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Heritage Humane Society
430 Waller Mill Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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“I was Winston Jr. Best friend, growing up, I always thought that Winston Jr. had the neatest Dad in the world. He was so talented in everything he...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Frank Vock - Windom, MN
“Henry, was my favorite customer at Ace Hardware for over 40 years, I will miss him very much along with the entire staff. He always had a smile ...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: phyllis kokoruda
My condolences on the loss of your father. You have inherited many of his traits including a love of the water, an insatiable desire to...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: M Lewis - Seaford, VA
“Dear Barbara....so sorry for your loss....Win was a great person. We so enjoyed visiting you two.....to bad there is so many miles between us......Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Carol Smith - Bellingham, WA
“We want to extend our sincere condolences for the loss of Winston, Sr. He wasindeed a fine gentleman and we feel richer for having briefly known him...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Jim and Susie Maus
“I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Barbara and family. Win was a very special person and good friend to my parents for many years. I...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: susan Hutson - Mathews, VA
“My memory of Win will be linked to a 50 knot boat ride in “Sparhawk” (an offshore open raceboat) in the pitch black returning from diner on...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Tom Yale - Portland, ME
“Even though we are not related by blood or marriage we always considered Mr. Shepherd a family member. His wry sense of humor will be missed. Our...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: John T. Bolding - Chesapeake, VA
I was so sorry to learn about Winston. Even though I didn't see him very often, I was very fond of him. I always enjoyed our times...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Richard Seward
“Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd have been my parents' dearest friends for many years. They are a very happy part of my childhood memories. Even as a child I...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Ann and Doug McGibbon - VA
“A GOOD MAN WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.....WE MET BARBARA AND WINSTON IN 1969 WHEN WE MOVED TO THE WILLIAMSBURG AREA....WE HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF PLAYING A...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: PAT AND BRUCE BOLDING - staunton, VA
Born March 22, 1930, Henry Winston Shepherd passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2012 after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his brother, James, and his daughter, Barbara.
Raised in Richmond and Tappahannock, Winston attended Woodbury Forrest, where his lanky frame allowed him to excel at pole vaulting. He had circled the world before the age of 22 serving in the Merchant Marines aboard a T-2 tank ship. Upon his return to Tappahannock, he spent his summer as a "boat bum" and met his wife, Barbara, who was working at the local marina. Two weeks later they were engaged and then at the age of 24 they were married. Together they raised a family in Richmond, the Virgin Islands, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York and Williamsburg, VA.
Winston enjoyed a long career in maritime sales. In his leisure time, he was a gifted model ship builder, and a clock and furniture maker. He and Barbara traveled the world in their retirement. He was a loving husband and father who will be fondly remembered and terribly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara; son, Henry Winston Jr. and his wife, Terry; and sister, Louise Crowe.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 13 at 1 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd, Williamsburg. A committal service will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heritage Humane Society, 430 Waller Mill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185 or the Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Dept. and Rescue Squad, 440 N. Boundary St., Williamsburg, VA 23185. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsencares.com.