Otha Raymond Eppard
Raymond Eppard, 89, of Stanardsville died on Sunday,
February 20, 2011 at his residence. He was born on
October 20, 1921 in Rockingham County to the late
Lester and Minnie Breeden Eppard.
Mr. Eppard was a veteran of the United States
Army serving his country during WWII. He married the
love of his life, Nita and together they raised six
children. He was very skilled in woodwork and was
always building something whether it was picture
frames, book cases, bird houses or even homes. He
enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting but most of all
his family. He was a loving husband for 67 years a
devoted father and a caring grandfather who will be
He is survived by his wife, Nita and six
children, Elizabeth Morris and her husband, Bobby,
Patricia Breeden and her husband, Leroy, Joan
McGowan, Otha Eppard, Jr., Wendell Kelly Eppard and
his wife, Judy and Mary Jane Peyton and her husband,
Buggs all of Stanardsville.
Additional survivors include his grandchildren,
Brian Morris, Brad Morris, Timmy Breeden, Teresa
Breeden, Cindy Weatherford, Kimberly Shifflett,
Patrick McGowan, Dustin Eppard, Heather Eppard,
Nicky Eppard, Alicia Eppard, Ashley Morris, Nicholas
Eppard, Cheryl Shiflett, and Scott Peyton, 16 great
grandchildren, Hannah, Haley and Makayla Morris,
Michael Breeden, Paige and Kaleigh Breeden, Chanda
and Shayne Gilbert, Holden and Brendan Shifflett,
Timberley and Taylor Eppard, Logan and Kendall
Morris, Campbell and Bailey Shiflett and two
great-great grandchildren, Madison and Marleigh
He was preceded in death by three brothers,
Burness, Cletus, and Retus Eppard and two sisters,
Alice Mosley and Hazel Johnson.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday,
February 23, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Ryan Funeral Home,
12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968 with
Rev. Will Dyer officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to
Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens
with military honors provided by the United States
His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that
memorial contributions be made in his name to the
Greene County Rescue Squad, PO Box 302
Stanardsville, VA 22973.
An online condolence may be made to the family at
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is handling the