Carl “Bud” Leslie Shepherd, age 77, of Christiansburg, died, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at his home. Shepherd was a longtime employee in the Building Trades shop within the Virginia Tech Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities.

He was born in Vicker, Virginia, on May 9, 1943, to the late James Hugh and Agnes I. Musselman Shepherd. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy and Larry Shepherd, and two sisters, Shirley Sheppard and Sheila Shepherd.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Lee Shepherd, of Christiansburg; daughter and son-in-law, Angie Shepherd and Jason Alls; sons and daughters-in-law, Kerry and Leatrice Shepherd, Dean and Tracy Shepherd; grandchildren, Paige, Laiken, Justin, Issac, Zach, Dylan, Jesse, Lily, Amber, Hayden, and Evann; great-grandchildren, Ryleigh and Hayden; sisters and brother-in-law, Deborah Shepherd, Patsy and Frank Cooper; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Edith Shepherd, Gary and Brenda Shepherd, Jerry and Wanda Shepherd, Michael and Barbara Shepherd, Gus and Von Shepherd, Roger and Stephanie Shepherd; sister-in-law, Bobbie Shepherd; brother-in-law, James Lanier; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, April 2, 2021, at 11 a.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jube Burk officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time.

Shepherd's full obituary is available here