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 Ralph DeWitt Shaffer, Sr

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Ralph DeWitt Shaffer, Sr

  • Birth 28 Aug 1922 Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 30 Dec 2003 Jackson County, West Virginia, USA
  • Burial Cross Lanes, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 15557856


Marries to Mary T. Bruni, daughter of Sabatiana and Mary Bruni.

Obituary: Charleston Gazette, Jan. 1, 2004
Ralph Dewitt Shaffer, 81, of Given died Dec. 30, 2003, in Jackson General Hospital.
He was born Aug. 28, 1922, in Kanawha County, a son of the late Thomas Stanton and Cora Mae Phillips Shaffer. He was also preceded in death by a son, Ralph D. Shaffer Jr.; and nine brothers. He worked as a millwright for over 30 years and was a member of Union Local 1755. He was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Charleston, and sang in the Shaffer Brothers Gospel Quartet. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mary T. Shaffer of Given; daughter, Levita Jackson Saunders of Winston-Salem, N.C.; five grandchildren, Ralph D. Shaffer III, Sherry Davis, James Allen Shaffer, Thomas R. Jackson and Julie Edge; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Vail Funeral Home, Ripley, with the Rev. Jim Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, with military rites.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Vail Funeral Home, Ripley.


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  • Created by: Michael Shaffer
  • Added: 30 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15557856
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ralph DeWitt Shaffer, Sr (28 Aug 1922–30 Dec 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15557856, citing Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Michael Shaffer (contributor 46859150) .