PAUL GENE SHAFFER
On the 12th day of October, 2015, Paul Gene Shaffer,
73, passed away at home in Mt. Lookout, WV following a
battle with lung cancer. Paul was born in Mt. Lookout, WV
on June 29, 1942 to Lanty and Garnett Warburton Shaffer.
He was a devout Christian, ordained Baptist minister and a
talented singer who loved hymns and gospel music. His
careers consisted of being a police officer for the City of
Summersville and working construction operating heavy
equipment. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in
Summersville and served as Chaplain for the Wilderness
Volunteer Fire Department in Mt. Lookout.
Paul was married to Ruth Ann Legg who died March 5,
Paul remarried and is survived by his wife, Loretta Mae
Shaffer; daughter, Cheryl Shaffer Secrist (Mark),
grandsons, Markus Secrist (Kelly), Phillip Secrist (Lindsey),
and four great grandchildren, Levi Secrist, Hanna Secrist,
Landon Secrist, and Micah Secrist. Also survived by a
sister, Loretta Dillon of Wabash, IN, nephew David Lambert
(Shawnae), two great nieces, Kiersten Lambert, Kloe
Lambert and one nephew, Kamden Lambert, all of Pella, IA;
two step children, Lori Williams (Chris) and Larry Jones, Jr.,
and a host of friends.
A special thank you to all the workers at the Cancer
Center in Beckley, the Hubbard Hospice House in
Charleston, Hospice care in Summersville, and White
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in the Mountain State Baptist
Church at Summersville with Pastor Mark Secrist
officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Church
Cemetery at Mt. Lookout under the direction of the White
Funeral Home at Summersville.
Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10:00
a.m. until time of services at noon.
Condolences may be sent to the family at