The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 Robert Lewis “Bob” Shafer

Photo added by Marietta Holliday

Robert Lewis “Bob” Shafer

  • Birth 19 Sep 1922 Caldwell, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 15 Dec 2011 Ronceverte, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA
  • Burial Ronceverte, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 82163637

Robert Lewis "Bob" Shafer, 89, of Ronceverte, entered the splendor of Heaven on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at his home in Ronceverte, following a brief illness. He was surrounded by loving family members.

Born September 19, 1922 at Caldwell, he was a son of the late George Edward and Flora Boone Shafer.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Holley, and brothers, Ovid, Royd, Earl, Paul, Harold, Billy and Joe Shafer.

Bob was a man of faith and an active member of Zion's Light Baptist Church. He sang with the Greenbrier Men's Quartet. Bob was a WWII Navy Veteran. He retired as a service man for VEPCO with over 35 years of service and was a Class A member of the IBEW Local 50.

Bob instilled in his family a love for music and for God. A highlight of his summer was hosting the Shafer Family Reunion at his homestead near Caldwell.

Bob is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Susanna "Sue" Morgan Shafer, and four daughters, Rita Brunty (Mike) of Ronceverte, Susie Toothman (Bob) of Ronceverte, Barbara Gray (Billy) of Forest, Va., and Terri McDowell (Eddie) of Ronceverte. His loving grandchildren are: Michael Brunty (Kristin), Jessica Baker (Bert), Aaron Toothman (Rachel), Megan Hefner (Mike), Neil Toothman (Amanda), Leah Toothman, Will Gray, Leslie Gray, Jonathan McDowell, Rebekah McDowell, and Emily McDowell. Bringing him sunshine were his great-grandchildren: Ashley and Elena Brunty; Molli and Jake Baker; Logan, Anna and Ellie Toothman; Kate, Ryan and Sam Hefner; a sister, Anilee Deim (Jim) of Caldwell, W.Va.; and a brother, Ray Shafer of Caldwell, W.Va. Bob is also survived by sisters in-law, Mary Shafer, Sylvia Shafer, Ann Shafer, Faye Shafer, Evelyn Morgan and brothers in-law, Charles D. Holley and Raymond Toothman and good friend, Winfred Baker.

Services were on Sunday, December 18, 2011, at Zion's Light Baptist Church, Ronceverte, with the Revs. Gary Baker and Dudley Morgan officiating. Burial followed in the McLean Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Ronceverte.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

The Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville TN. 37214
Hospice Care, 223 Maplewood Ave, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Please send online condolences by visiting





  • Created by: Watoga
  • Added: 19 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82163637
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Lewis “Bob” Shafer (19 Sep 1922–15 Dec 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82163637, citing McLean Cemetery, Ronceverte, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Watoga (contributor 47498391) .