Roy Mason Shifflett
Roy Mason Shifflett, 96, of Stanardsville, VA passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Martha Jefferson Hospital. He was born on May 4, 1916 in Pirkey, VA (Greene County) to the late Charles and Quickie Shifflett.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret and brothers, Allen, Russell, Randolph, Clarence and Elbert.
His love for his family was the most important thing to him. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Nettie Shifflett of Stanardsville, and his children, Roger Shifflett and his wife, Doris of Ruckersville, Danny Shifflett and his wife, Patti of Ruckersville and Dale Shifflett and his wife, Phyllis, Angie Shifflett and her husband, Irvin of Stanardsville and Diane Drew and her husband, Jerry of Elkwood.
Additional survivors include his grandchildren, Johnny, Angela, Adam, Tonya, Jeremy, Dana, Kyle and Kristen and his great grandchildren, Austin, Mitchell, James, Gabe and Nora. He is also survived by his dearly loved brother, Herbert Shifflett of South River and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
Roy was well known throughout the community for his love of people, his bluegrass music and his huge gardens that he shared. Roy worked on the farm at the Blue Ridge School in the early years. Later he worked for Frank Lamb as a carpenter for 30 years.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail Ruckersville, VA 22968.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Church of the Brethren (Dyke, VA) with Rev. C.C. Kurtz and Pastor Wendell Lamb officiating.
Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Evergreene Nursing Care Center and staff and to the doctors and nurses of Martha Jefferson Hospital for the care they gave our Dad.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Dyke Fire Department, PO Box 9 Dyke, VA 22935.
An online guestbook is available at www.ryanfuneral.com
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling the arrangements.