R. Chandler Shepherd

R. Chandler ShepherdR. Chandler Shepherd, 38, of Torrance CA, died Dec. 29, 2013, when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a car.

A service was held Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Rice Mortuary in Torrance CA. Chandler was born to Ronald Shepherd and his former wife, Mrs. Ann Wade Burnett.

A beloved son, husband, father and brother, he is survived by his wife, Heather, his son Harrison and daughter Sadie. He is also survived by his father Ronald and his wife Irma, his sister Dabney and her family, two step-sisters Shirley and Pennie and their families, his mother Ann Wade, his grandmother Martha, an uncle and aunt, nieces, nephew and many cousins.

Chandler graduated from Lake Oswego High School. While in high school, he was a member of the singing group “The Windjammers”, acted in school plays and formed a band with his best friends. He loved to sing and play guitar and was an avid camper; he loved taking his family camping to California’s most beautiful landscapes. Chandler will be remembered for his creativity, his kindness and compassion and for being a great dad. He demonstrated his love and kindness by preparing special foods for his family and friends. He owned his own catering business and was the Food Services Coordinator for the CBS television show “The Talk”.

It is truly faith and love that binds families together forever. We will always love him and will carry precious memories of him with us....…missing his guileless and fun personality, his smile, his music, his cooking and his zest for life.

We know that he is in the spirit world with relatives and friends that have also left the earth. We are grateful that his body and his spirit will be reunited again in the future and we look forward to seeing him again when we pass from this temporary mortal existence into our eternal lives.

The family would like to thank his many friends and extended family for their love and support.