Derek Anthony Sheppard, 30 of North Charleston, SC passed away on Thursday April 17, 2014 following his battle with Congestive Heart Failure. He was born on September 16, 1983 in Bluefield West Virginia to Mark Sheppard and Debra Sipp (Ramsey). Derek attended Pocahontas High School in Pocahontas, VA from 1999-2002 and graduated from Bangor High in Bangor , PA in 2003. Before his passing he worked with Seimens, Inc as an Installation Technician. Derek cherished his family and is survived by his wife, Chelsey of 9 years, his â€œBeautiful Princessâ€œ Braelyn (5) and his â€œLittle Buddyâ€ DJ (18 mo.); his parents, Mark Sheppard (No. Charleston, SC) and Debra Sipp (Pocahontas, VA); two sisters, Kellie Peck and Rachel Sheppard; two nieces Nevaeh Shrader and McKennah Peck; 3 aunts, 3 uncles ,several cousins; and many, many special friends.