James ‘Patrick’ Eppard

James Partrick Eppard

Age 55, Shenandoah, Va.

James “Patrick” Eppard, 55, of Shenandoah, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at his home.

Mr. Eppard was born, March 7, 1965, in Harrisonburg, and was the son of Janet Mae Meadows Eppard and the late James William Eppard.

Patrick was raised in Elkton, Va., where he attended the Evangelical United Methodist Church and was a 1983 graduate of Spotswood High School.  He was employed with Beacon Roofing in Harrisonburg. 

Patrick was a three-time World Champion Archer with the International Bowhunting Organization in 2005, 2006, and 2012. He was a member of the Bowhunters of Rockingham County, an avid hunter and golfer, and loved riding his motorcycle.

On May 29, 1999, he married the former Karin Gehman who survives. 

In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by his sons, Joshua Eppard of Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Zairon Eppard of Paris Island, South Carolina; two brothers, Troy Eppard, and Christopher Eppard and wife, Denita, all of Elkton; many nephews and nieces including, Kaitlyn Eppard, Tayler Eppard and Hannah Eppard, as well as his dog, Charlotte Anne.

The visitation and funeral service are pending.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bowhunters of Rockingham County, 4052 Old Farm Drive, Elkton, VA 22827.

Arrangements are in the caring hands of the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton, Va.

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