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Shakespeare Bland

August 5, 1932 March 22, 2018
Shakespeare Bland
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Shakespeare Bland departed this earthly life on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at his home in Culpeper, VA. He was born on August 5, 1932 in Stage Junction, VA. He was the son of the late Charlie and Ida Bland.
Shakespeare attended S.C. Abrams High School in Fluvanna County. He served in the USAF from 1950-1952, and attended St. Paul’s College from 1952-1955 where he received a degree in Brick Masonry. He was an Industrial Arts Teacher at Herndon Intermediate School in Herndon, VA where he retired after 22 years of service.
After retiring in 1985, Shakespeare kept busy in numerous ways. He raised cattle, drove a taxi, and opened a beauty supply store in downtown Culpeper called E & E Beauty Supply; named after his wife beloved wife Edith and son Eric.
He was a dedicated community servant where he served as the scout master for Boy Scouts, and helped with the integration of schools in Culpeper. He was a member of various clubs and organizations such as the Optimist and Ruritan Club. He was also a member of the Masonic Temple, NAACP, and Reva Fire & Rescue. He was a coach, umpire, and referee for little league football and baseball.
He was a Godly man; serving for over 50 years as a Deacon at both Antioch and Free Union Baptist Church. He was also one of the original members of the Angelic Gospel Chorus which originated at Antioch Baptist Church. He also taught Sunday school at Antioch Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Edith; brothers, Phillip, Samuel, Lynn, Theodore, and Presley; and a sister, Catherine McCowan.
He leaves to cherish his memory, one son, Eric Bland; three siblings, James Bland, Alease Cousins (Kenneth), Ruth Megginson, and a host of nieces and nephews. He also leaves a special friend, Lilian Jackson of Louisa, VA, and The Antioch church family.
The family would like to send a special thanks to Home Instead Senior Care of Culpeper, and Hospice. We could not have gotten through this difficult time without you.


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Visitation

Wednesday

28

Mar

10:00 AM 3/28/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
Antioch Baptist Church

202 S. West
Street
CULPEPER, Virginia 22701

Antioch Baptist Church
202 S. West CULPEPER 22701 Virginia
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

28

Mar

11:00 AM 3/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
Antioch Baptist Church

202 S. West
Street
CULPEPER, Virginia 22701

Antioch Baptist Church
202 S. West CULPEPER 22701 Virginia
United States

Burial

Wednesday

28

Mar

1:00 PM 3/28/2018 1:00:00 PM
Culpeper National Cemetery

305 US Avenue
Culpeper, VA 22701

Culpeper National Cemetery
305 US Avenue Culpeper 22701 VA
United States
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