Charles R. Shepard

Charles Richard Shepard, age 43 of Britton, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2023 at Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit.  He was born February 18, 1980 in Adrian, a son of Charles L. and Grace (Villanueva) Shepard.

Charles graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1998 and continued his education at Washtenaw Community College in the apprenticeship program. After completing his studies, he went to work at the University of Michigan as a steamfitter for 22 years. He loved Michigan football, Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Red Wings. Charles loved working out with his son and enjoyed spending time outdoors.

Charles leaves behind his son and daughter, Charles Shepard, Jr. and Isabella Shepard; his mother, Grace Shepard; brother, Jeff Diaz; girlfriend, Tasha Wilson; and nieces and nephew, Brianna Diaz, Mariah Diaz and Aaron Diaz. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles L. Shepard, in 1999.

Visitation will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at the Tecumseh Church of Christ. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. with Vince Gonzales officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens in Tecumseh. Arrangements are under the care of the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be offered to the family at


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