July 11, 1974 ~ October 9, 2022

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Eual “Rusty” Earl Shepherd, Jr., 48, of Asheville, NC passed away on October 9, 2022. He was preceded in death by his Dad; Eual Earl Shepherd, Sr. and by both sets of grandparents; Bob and Marrietta Robinson; Floyd Burrell and Edgar and Eula Shepherd; and his sister, Brenda Shepherd and several other family members he loved.

He is survived by his wife, Trisha Rentmeester Shepherd; his dog, Titus; his mother, Doris Shepherd; sister, Darlene Shepherd; special niece (daughter-in-love) Jenn Shepherd Nikitopoulos; great-nephew; Brayden and great-niece; Brooke; special cousin; Marlene (thanks for all your help during his illness). Also surviving, in-laws; Pat and Ginny Rentmeester; sister-in-laws; MaryAnne Hyder (Keith); their son Brandon; Kelly Hendricks (Nick); sons Harley (Tiffany and daughter Annabella) and Blake.

Rusty worked as a painter at Karpen Steel Industrial for 25 years. He was devoted to his family. Rusty was a prankster and built bonfires that “rocked the holler”. He loved cars especially his red camaro.

He will be dearly missed.

A Memorial Service is planed for Saturday, October 15, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home Tunnel Road, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Services

Memorial Service: October 15, 2022 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805

(828)299-4416
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Visitation: October 15, 2022 1:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805

(828)299-4416
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

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  1. So saddened to hear of your loss dear Darlene and Doris. I don’t remember your loved one but my prayers are with all of you . I lso oved being with you both in church years ago.

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  2. Darlene, it’s Joyce Buckner Ogles from Kmart. I am so sincerely sorry to hear of this. Please know your in my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Rusty’s
    family. We love you.
    Mike and Laura Foster

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