Louis V. Shaffer, Jr. greeted his Savior face-to-face on November 28 after a prolonged illness with dementia and cancer. Born on April 15, he was 65 at his passing. Louie lived all of his life in Crestview, Florida. He was born into a military family stationed in Paris, France. (You are just as shocked as we were!) Louie was the delight of his mother, Helen Shaffer; yes, the Mrs. Shaffer who taught you English at Crestview High.
Louie is survived by his beloved wife, Debby. They celebrated 43, mostly joyous years, in September of this year. There is simply not enough space here to describe the love he shared for his wife and the deep devotion they have for each other.
Louie is also survived by his three children, their spouses, and 8 grandchildren. Dr. and Reverend Chris Shaffer and Vanessa, Thaddeus and Adeline of New Orleans, LA.
Reverend Jeff Shaffer and Megan, Jaclynn and Helen of Forsyth, MO. Jennifer Smith and Joe, Alexis, Konner, Mia, and JJ of Crestview, FL.
The family would like to thank the excellent caregivers who watched over Louie from Carington Manor and Emerald Coast Hospice.
While Louie loved his family deeply, he loves Jesus more than these and would want you to know of the hope of the resurrection in Jesus.
A visitation with the family will be held Friday, December 2 at 10:00 am at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Crestview, FL; followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am.
Brackney Funeral Home is coordinating arrangements.