Thomas Rogers Shepherd III, 51, of Fishersville, Virginia passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022.

He was born November 5, 1970, in Norfolk, Virginia, the son of Lynn Thornburg Shepherd of Charlottesville, Virginia and the late Thomas Rogers Shepherd, Jr.

Tom was a fearless leader, son, brother, husband, and father who fought the most courageous battle with Parotid Gland Adenocarcinoma during the past 4 ½ years.

He was a graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia and Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. He was most recently employed as a Paraplanner with Ameriprise Financial. Prior to that he was the manager for Kroger Corporation. He was a former volunteer for the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Scout Master for Troop 81 in Crimora. In his spare time he enjoyed traveling, camping, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 19 years, Mandy Mayse Shepherd of Fishersville; two children, Cullen Thomas Shepherd and Abigail Mayse Shepherd both of Fishersville; a sister, Valerie Shepherd Wallace & husband David of Chester, Maryland; a brother, Daniel McBride Shepherd & wife Robin of Mechanicsville, Virginia; nieces, Savannah, Madeline, and Emma Wallace; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral mass will be conducted at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2022, at The Church of the Incarnation, 1465 Incarnation Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901. The family will receive friends immediately following the services in the church hall. A private interment will be held in Woodland Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Scouts, BSA of America Troop 81, c/o Angie Brittle, 3266 East Side Highway, Grottoes, Virginia 24441.


  1. Tom gave compassion to my son and family at a time when we needed it most. He was a strong individual but had a soft inner core that came through when needed. May we all remember the love and needs of his family as they place him in his final rest and peace.

  2. So sorry for your loss Mandy. Tom was a lucky man to have a woman like you to fight right along side of him. My prayers and love go out to you, Cullen and Abby.

  3. A brave, courageous Family
    man who will be missed.

  4. My sincere sympathy to Tom’s family.

    Sarah Mayberry

  5. Mandy love and prayers to you and the family. Tom was a special man and manager. He is one managers I will ever forget.

    • I will never forget

  6. Mandy love and prayers for you and the family. Tom was a special man and manager. He is one of the managers that I will never forget

  7. God bless you and your family .

  8. May his Rest be in Peace. We will remember Tom at the Sunday Mass at Christ Church at Union Chapel.

  9. Mis sinceras condolencias, mis oraciones con la familia

  10. Mandy

    So sorry for the loss of Tom. He was wonderful man. Love and peace


  11. I’m going to miss you dad. already do since the day you passed. i know you gave me a bunch of crap for becoming the way i am today. the other day i was driving and i heard the song “even though i’m leaving” by Luke combs. i balled my eyes out and you weren’t there to comfort me. You where and still are my dad and will always be, I wont let you down and strive to make you proud. I miss you so much dad. I love you.

  12. Tom was a wonderful husband, and dad to his children..Had many talks with him and his wife Mandy on our family reunions in VaI know his children will miss him as well has his wife…What a brave man he was….


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