Karl  Shaffer, Jr.


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Wright Funeral Home
220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, West Virginia, United States
(304) 457-2121

Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Wright Funeral Home
220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, West Virginia, United States
(304) 457-2121

Obituary of Karl Shaffer, Jr.

Karl Shaffer, Jr. age 87 a resident of Tacy Rd. Philippi on Sunday, July 15, 2018 in United Hospital Center.   He was born January 13, 1931 in Barbour Co. a son of the late Karl Shaffer, Sr. and Ida Bell (Holyfield) Shaffer.  He was united in marriage May 27, 1950 to Velma Jean (Matlick) Shaffer who survives, also surviving-


Five children, Joyce Halfin of Mt. Clare

Randy Shaffer and wife Becky of Philippi

KJ Shaffer and wife Cathy of Marietta, GA

Shelley Sergent and husband Steve of Mechanicsville, VA

Rodney Shaffer and wife Shirley of Philippi


One sister, Evangeline Shaffer of Philippi


Twelve grandchildren- Jay Shaffer, Josh Halfin, Jeremy Halfin, Cassandra Pratt, Kody Shaffer, Jaron Shaffer, Whitney Guthrie, Tara Wetzel, Sonya Stahl, Dillon Shaffer, Erica March and Andrew Sergent.


17 great-grandchildren


Karl was preceded in death by three sisters, Maladlor Matthews, Mary Louise Shaffer, and Margaret “Sparky” Matthews; son-in-law, Tom Halfin


He was the owner and operator of Shaffer Lumber; he was a fastidious carpenter having built several homes. 


He was a member of Bigelow Lodge #52 AF&AM.


Karl was known for always lending a helping hand to others. 


He was a member of Nestorville United Methodist Church where he served as past superintendent. 


Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 5-8pm and on Thursday, July 19th from 8am-12pm the service hour with Speaker Doug Schiefelbein officiating.  Interment will follow in the Crossroads Cemetery at Tacy with Bigelow Lodge #52 conducting graveside rites. 

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