Howard Clint Shifflett, Jr.
The angels came to take him home to be with his heavenly Father on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Revelations (21:4) tells us that God shall wipe away all tears from thy eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away. He knew that the second set of footprints was God carrying him until the angels came to take him to his heavenly home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard C. Shifflett, Sr. and Claris Shifflett Johnson. He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife and soul mate, Virginia P. Shifflett.; one son, Keith Shifflett, 1 granddaughter and 1 grandson and 2 great grandchildren (all estranged); his stepdaughter, Rhonda Duncan (Michael) and stepson, Duane R. Tooley (Doronda); his cherished step grandson, Zander Duncan known as PaPa’s little man; his brothers, Irvine Shifflett (Jerry), Melvin Shifflett (friend, Diane) and Wayne Shifflett (Judy); his best friends, Roy and Sally Wyant and Billy Wright and love of his pastor, church family and friends. All he came in contact with was a friend and he never met a stranger.
He retired in 2003 from the University of Virginia with 25 years of service in the Housing Division. He was a Vietnam Veteran and served in the US Army. He was a lifetime member of the Stanardsville American Legion Post 128 and served as past commander for 3 years and was the 13th District Finance Officer for 8 years. He very much respected the love of his country and his American Legionnaires.
The family will receive friends on Monday, January 19, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Whiteheart officiating, assisted by Pastors Johnny Hartless and Wendell Lamb.
Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pky, Suite 300 Charlottesville, VA 22911.
An online guestbook is available at www.ryanfuneral.com
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling the arrangements.