CHURCHVILLE — Calvin Leon Eppard, 71, husband of Jenanne “Nan” Eppard of Churchville, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at his residence. He was born in Elkton, a son of the late Otis and Norwood Ruth Eppard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Moubray.

In addition to his wife of 28 years, he is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Davis and husband, Glenn, of Elkton; son, Chad Eppard and wife, Valerie, of Shenandoah; stepson, Scott Schuler of Fargo, N.D.; and five beloved grandchildren, Addison and Beckett Eppard, Connor and Riley Davis, and Madison Schuler. Also surviving are his sister, Karen Trail of Roanoke; brothers, Bobby (Linda), Chester and Alan (Tina) Eppard; and a special nephew, Daryl Eppard, all of Elkton.

Calvin shared and passed on his love of nature and wildlife to all who were close to him.

His ashes will be scattered at a later date in a natural setting according to his wishes.

In keeping with his desire that no one go hungry, memorial donations may be made to Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, P.O. Box 937, Verona, VA 24482.

The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. James LaGrua and Kathy Kennedy, nurse with First Choice Hospice for their kindness and care.

Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 230 Frontier Drive, Staunton, is in charge of his arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

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