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David Wayne Shaffer

May 18, 1942 — June 27, 2023

David Wayne Shaffer

 

David Wayne Shaffer, 81, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2023. He was born in Uniontown, Kentucky, May 18, 1942, to Mike and Gussie (Newman) Shaffer.

 

Mr. Shaffer served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era, however, he was stationed 200 miles south of the North Pole at NORAD/Thule Air Force Base in Greenland. David was also stationed at Fort Campbell during the Cuban crisis.

 

Mr. Shaffer graduated from Uniontown Public School and the North American School of Conservation He enjoyed John Wayne movies, visiting Colorado, refinishing antiques, repairing things and crossword puzzles. He had worked as a nursing home food service supervisor before becoming director of maintenance at the Family YMCA, retiring in 1997.  David was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church and the American Legion Post #9.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James Wayne Shaffer; sisters, Clara E. Roberson and Lillie M. Stone; brothers, Cpl. George Shaffer and Carl Shaffer; and a niece, Jennifer Rhodes.

 

He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, C. Yvonne (Burris) Shaffer; son John A Shaffer (Bryanne) of Fordsville; three grandsons, Scott Shaffer of Owensboro, Eli Shaffer and Luke Shaffer, both of Fordsville; a sister, Kathy M. Byrne and seven nieces.

 

The graveside service will be held at 2:30 PM, Friday, June 30 at Owensboro Memorial Gardens Chapel. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, Attention: Benevolence Committee, 4839 Millers Mill Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303.

                                                                                                                                     

Memories and messages of condolence may be shared with the family at www.glenncares.com.

 

 

 

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Friday, June 30, 2023

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Friday, June 30, 2023

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Owensboro Memorial Gardens Mausoleum

5050 KY-144, Owensboro, KY 42303

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