|J. Richard "Uncle Dick" Shaffer
J. RICHARD (UNCLE DICK) SHAFFER
J. Richard (Uncle Dick) Shaffer, 91 of Summersville, WV
passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016. Born April 28,
1925 at Gilboa, he was a son of the late Okey and Sarah
Taylor Shaffer. He was also preceded in death by three
brothers, Basil, James M., and Okey (Jr.) Shafer and four
sisters, Maysel Shaffer, Barbara Sanders, Mary C. Shafer,
and Ann McKinney.
He was a Baptist by faith, an Army veteran of World War
II, a retired coal miner, former construction worker and was
very proud of helping build the Summersville Dam. He
loved to joke, play horse shoes, ride horses, and tell
stories. He will be loved and missed by many people.
He was a father to many. Survivors include special
nephews and nieces, James “Squirrel” Shafer, Carl Shafer
and his wife, Sherry, Stan Shafer and his wife, Monta, ,
Gary “Orange” Shafer and his wife, Barbara, Sandra
Sanders McClung and her husband, “Buck”, several other
nephews and nieces, great and great great nephews and
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
July 27, 2016 in the White Funeral Home at Summersville
with Pastor Dana Gatewood officiating. Interment will follow
in the Walker Memorial Park at Summersville.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.