Alfred Shaffer, age 94, of Richmond, Indiana, died Friday, February 3, 2023, at The Springs.
Born August 11, 1928, in Bristol, Virginia, to Glenn Meir Shaffer and Julia Mae Carter Shaffer, Alfred has been a member of this community since he was 15 years old. He worked at Perfet Circle and then J.M. Hutton, as a glue press operator, retiring in 1992, after 48 years. He was a hard worker and never missed a day of work. He always had a good sense of humor. Survivors include his daughter, June E. (Scott) Hesson, of Richmond, Indiana; sons, Doug Shaffer of Lynn, Indiana, David E. (Julia) Shaffer, of Richmond, Indiana, Kenneth “Kenny” (Tricia) Shaffer, of Richmond, Indiana, Danny G. Shaffer of Fountain City, Indiana; 19 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; special nieces, Jenny Foreman and Carol Bussen; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary R. Lawhorn Shaffer; parents; daughters, Sally I. Smith, Judy Goins, Robin I. Matthews; grandson, Ricky Goins; great grandson, Brandon Shaffer; brothers, Raymond, Woodrow, Frank, Jack, and Bill Shaffer; sisters, Edna Balthis, Blanche Roach, Ola Rentz; daughter in law, Debbie Sartain Shaffer; and special granddaughter, Jaime Matthews Frye. A special thank you to his friends at Summer’s Pointe in Winchester, Indiana.
Visitation for Alfred Shaffer will be from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Kyle Allen officiating. Burial will be in Lutherania Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284 or any local animal shelter. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.