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    Friday, January 17 2020
    Andrew Quinn

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes, Inc. AT 05:07 pm   |  Permalink   |  32 Comments  |  Email
    Please accept my deepest condolences to your family. Andy was a great advocate for Farmers along the south east coast. His love of his family was always evident in his conversations. He will surely be missed by all. Johnny Shelley, South Carolina
    Posted by Johnny Shelley on 01/18/2020 - 07:38 PM
    You are a very good grandparent. I'm gonna tell stories to my children about you. Love Trip
    Posted by Trip on 01/18/2020 - 07:47 PM
    Paw Paw You will always be there for me. I know you are a guardian angel and you will always protect me. Love, Libby
    Posted by Libby on 01/18/2020 - 07:52 PM
    I really love you Paw Paw. Love, Cabaniss
    Posted by Cabaniss on 01/18/2020 - 07:54 PM
    So sorry to hear this. RIP buddy he was a nice man. Prayers for the family
    Posted by Howard and Pat Phillips on 01/18/2020 - 08:39 PM
    So sorry for yourloss, sending prayers from NC
    Posted by Vicky Quinn Herring on 01/18/2020 - 09:12 PM
    Drew and John, so very sorry for your loss. Although I haven't seen your dad in many years, I always really liked him. He loved playing cards late into the night with my parents and having a beer or two after they closed their country store for the evening. My parents really thought a lot of him and I am sure there was a big Heavenly reunion of Dundas and Danieltown folks when he arrived yesterday. My sincerely sympathy to all as I know he will be greatly missed.
    Posted by Jennifer Daniel Allman on 01/18/2020 - 10:34 PM
    Drew, John, and family, I can't say enough to express my deepest sympathies and your profound loss. Your dad and I spent countless weeks together in DC working together for agricultural communities throughout the Southeast. Andy had an indomitable spirit and determined perseverance, being very intelligent was the icing on the cake. Andy's hard work and sacrifice for agriculture will never be fully appreciated. Your dad will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him. Be comforted in the fact that Andy deeply loved his family, you all were his beacon and his very reason for existence.
    Posted by Arnold Hamm on 01/18/2020 - 11:43 PM
    To the sweetest kindest man I have ever known may God welcome you with open arms may you rest in peace and may the good Lord bless your family in this time
    Posted by IDA LEONARD on 01/19/2020 - 12:50 AM
    Our deepest sympathy! Love in Christ The Moody's
    Posted by Harrison and Deborah Moody on 01/19/2020 - 06:26 AM
    Drew, Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers throughout the days ahead. May God comfort you through the memories you have. With sympathy, Michael and Jennifer Sullivan
    Posted by Jennifer Jackson Sullivan on 01/19/2020 - 07:14 AM
    So so sorry for your loss. Love you all .
    Posted by Susan Babcock on 01/19/2020 - 07:18 AM
    My prayers are with tour family.
    Posted by Ray Alexander on 01/19/2020 - 08:32 AM
    My prayers are with the family.
    Posted by Ray Alexander on 01/19/2020 - 09:02 AM
    A sweet, sweet cousin. Love to Drew, John and families.
    Posted by Hope Hancock on 01/19/2020 - 09:16 AM
    I always thought so much of your dad. He was a true southern gentleman. May God give you all comfort and may Andy Rest In Peace.
    Posted by DeeDee Davis on 01/19/2020 - 12:48 PM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your Dad and grandfather. May God grant you peace in the days ahead. Most sincerely, Nancy & Everett
    Posted by Everett & Nancy Pennington on 01/19/2020 - 01:37 PM
    Drew, John, and families, Andy was one of the nicest people we knew. He was so proud of you all. Paul always enjoyed talking to Andy when ever their paths crossed. Andy dearly loved baseball which was quite evident with the many hours that he spent coaching. Jed had the honor of playing for him; he always said he was one of the best baseball coaches he ever had and has many fond memories on the ball field with Andy and Drew. Take great comfort in knowing that Andy loved his family endlessly. We remember how he took such good care of his mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your Dad and Paw Paw was a prime example of an extraordinary and a well respected man that we are honored to have called him a friend.
    Posted by Paul & Hazel Willis on 01/19/2020 - 02:44 PM
    Drew and John, My condolences and sympathy for the loss of your Father. He was a staunch and tireless representative for the farmer. He was astute in issues that affected the farming sector and gave his time and efforts to work and resolve those issues. He was well respected by his peers and neighbors and will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and the family.
    Posted by Wayne Crawford on 01/19/2020 - 09:18 PM
    So sorry for your lost sending prayers
    Posted by Sandra Hill on 01/19/2020 - 09:21 PM
    Andy was extremely instrumental in getting the much needed "Tobacco Buyout " legislation in Washington. Great spokesman for our farmers during those years. Always concerned about the well being of all tobacco farmers in the SE U.S. It was an honor to work with him all those years. We will miss his presence in the boardroom at USTC. My heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.
    Posted by Mike Lynch on 01/20/2020 - 05:16 PM
    Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers of sympathy go out to Drew, John and families. May God grant you the peace, love and comfort that only HE can provide during this difficult time. Your Dad was a kind, personable man and a friend to all. Most sincerely, Nancy & Everett Pennington
    Posted by Nancy Pennington on 01/21/2020 - 09:29 AM
    Posted by BARBARA JEAN FRANCIS on 01/21/2020 - 12:34 PM
    Eddie and I were classmates with Andy in high school and we wanted to express our sincere condolences to Drew, John, and their families in regards to the recent passing of Andy. Keeping each of you in our thoughts and prayers for strength and comfort to sustain you in the coming days, weeks and months. Love, Linda and Eddie Armacost
    Posted by Linda Armacost on 01/21/2020 - 04:12 PM
    Please accept my sincere condolences.I lift up to heaven a Prayer of Thanksgiving for your Dad's life. My thoughts are with you all.I wanted to share this quote and some Words of Comfort for you and all your close family and for all of Andy's friends everywhere:"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go."For all who are suffering, Tenderly, may God's love heal your sorrow. Gently,may the prayers of friends ease your hurting.Softly,may God's peace replace your heartache with warm and loving memories.Please accept my sincere condolences and deepest sympathy.
    Posted by Doris Ruiz on 01/23/2020 - 02:54 PM
    All of my childhood my Quinn side cousins were my best friends.We saw each other once a week or once a year for a week long vacation.Yourdad had remained a friend to me into adulthood.Sharing each others supernatural experiences in the Lord are some of my best memories.Love and peace to you all.
    Posted by Susan Babcock on 01/24/2020 - 06:24 AM
    My prayers to all. I will never forget you sleeping on the sofa at our house when you first moved here. And chasing whoever was stealing gas out of our tanks. So many memories that I will cherish always. Tell Pa hello for me. Love ya always
    Posted by Cheryl Lamp on 01/24/2020 - 11:14 PM
    Sorry for your loss Jimmy Quinn family pink hill N.C
    Posted by Jimmy Quinn on 01/25/2020 - 10:07 AM
    Sending prayers of comfort to the family & friends. Didn't have the privilege to know Andy but he sounds like a very nice person from the comments I've read. May God bless you all. Prayers from Goldsboro, NC.
    Posted by Judy Quinn Crocker on 01/25/2020 - 11:55 AM
    Drew,sorry to hear the news of your Dad's passing. Always enjoyed seeing him and talking to him. Great Man. Condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.
    Posted by Bob Faucette on 01/29/2020 - 11:27 AM
    Please accept my deepest condolences to your family. Andy was a great advocate for Farmers along the south east coast. His love of his family was always evident in his conversations. He will surely be missed by all.DANNY L. CRUMPLER -JAX.FLA.
    Posted by DANNY L CRUMPLER on 02/02/2020 - 08:52 AM
    Andy and I went to high school and college together, belonged to the AGR fraternity and were roommates for 3 semesters. My wife and I attended his wedding near Kenbridge, VA. I am so sad to see this obit. I was simply trying to reconnect when this came up. My sympathies to all Andy's family.
    Posted by Jay Francies on 08/18/2020 - 06:03 PM

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    Andrew Quinn “Andy” Shepherd, 71, of Blackstone, Va. passed away January 17, 2020. An effort to list Andy’s life’s good deeds and service to others could never do justice to the true impact he had on the tobacco growing communities throughout the southeast. Thousands of lives were touched by his loyalty and hard work. Most important among these lives was his family. He sacrificed personal accomplishments and financial gain to care for his mother at home rather than put her in the care of others. He will always be remembered for his love of family, hunting, tobacco, the farm, a cold beer, and baseball. He especially loved watching his grandchildren play baseball. He is survived by his sons Andrew Q. “Drew” Shepherd, Jr (Melissa) and John P. Shepherd (Lydia) and PawPaw to six grandchildren. A family and friends gathering will be held Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 3PM at the Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Blackstone Youth Recreation Association, P.O. Box 421, Blackstone, Va. Online condolences may be made at

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