Charles “Chuck” Albert Shepard, 69, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at the Sheridan VA Mountain View Nursing Home. Services are pending.

He was born in Denver, CO, on May 4, 1947, to parents Jay Jay and Nellie May Redisell Shepard. Most of his youth was spent in Colorado.

Chuck joined the U.S. Army and was in the Army Special Forces, serving almost four tours of duty in Vietnam. He was well respected by his military friends and family. When he left the service he had reached the rank of Sergeant. After the service he attended two years of law school but was never able to finish.

Chuck enjoyed gardening, woodworking, fishing, hunting, long walks and running. He loved “being free” and spending time in the mountains enjoying the wildlife with his family and friends.

Chuck was preceded in death by his his wife, Louise Phillips, parents, Jay Jay and Nellie May Shepard, son in law, Dee Jay Sadler and many of his loving animals. He is survived by his daughter, Dawn Shepard Sadler.

May he rest in peace, no more sadness, sorrow or pain.

Services are pending.

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Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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