Herbert Guy Shepherd Jr., 89, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 and Jean Hamlet Shepherd, 86, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, both at Mary Washington Hospital.
Guy was born on Oct. 10, 1923, in Alexandria, to Herbert Guy and Octavia Shepherd. Jean was born on Jan. 5, 1927, in Appomattox, to Joseph and Marcia Hamlet.
Eternally devoted to one another for 66 years, Guy and Jean were united in marriage on August 24, 1946. As lifelong Virginians, they raised their four children in Lorton and retired to Fairview Beach in 1988.
A U.S. Army veteran, Guy proudly served his country in WWII. As active members of Pohick Church for many years, Guy on the vestry and Jean in the Altar Guild and the Ladies of Pohick. Jean was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Together, they owned and operated Shepherd & Sons Construction Co. and built many fine homes in Northern VA.
Guy and Jean will forever be fondly remembered by their children, Terry, Kathy, Jeff, and Lori, their granddaughter Stephanie, family, and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, April 27 at Pohick Church Cemetery in Lorton. An additional memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Fairview Beach Fire House, 6060 Riverview Dr. King George, VA 22485.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.