Obituary for Virginia Ann Barnett Shepherd

Virginia Ann Barnett Shepherd, age 62 of Dublin passed away Thursday, February 10, 2022 in the Lewis Gale Hospital, Pulaski.

Born February 6, 1960 in Christiansburg, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Roy Allen Barnett and Thelma Elizabeth Kanode Barnett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Lang and Rose Tabor; granddaughter, Alexius Shepherd; brother-in-law, Charlie McGuire; and father-in-law, Paul Shepherd.

Virginia loved everyone in her family and was a great cook. She enjoyed game shows, soap operas and Christmas movies.  She loved Jesus and our Heavenly Father and everyone at Grace Baptist and Dublin Baptist Church. Thank you all.

She is survived by 

Husband of 40 years Daniel McKinley Shepherd-Dublin

Children – Truley Akers & Brian Sahr – Dublin

Danelle Slaughter – Radford


Terry Hawkins, Davin Akers, Nicholas Conner, Lukkas Slaughter, Zakkary Slaughter,

Stanley Warden

Sisters Bonnie Vaught & Jesse Mitchell – Pulaski, Betty McGuire – Dublin 

Special Mother-in-law Brenda Shepherd – Dublin

Funeral services will be Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. February 16, 2022 at the Grace Baptist Church. Dublin with Pastor Doug Testerman officiating. Burial will follow at the Dublin Town Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour before service time at the church.

To sign Virginia’s online guestbook, visit

Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.