Louis Venton Shaffer Jr.

Louis Venton Shaffer Jr.

Louis Venton Shaffer Jr.

April 15, 1957~November 28, 2022

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.


Woodlawn Baptist Church

  • December 02, 2022
  • 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
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  • 824 North Ferdon Blvd.
    Crestview, Florida 32539
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Woodlawn Baptist Church

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Heier Family

November 30, 2022, 9:58 pm

Praying for your family during this time. He has left a great legacy.

Jeff Walls

December 1, 2022, 1:21 am

Praying for you and your family, my friend. May God bless and keep you all as you celebrate your father’s home-going. I love you guys

Sharon Nickels

December 1, 2022, 1:21 am

We will miss the sweet Louie we knew. We know though that we will see him again. Sending our thoughts, love, and prayers to the entire family.
Sam and Sharon

Dale and Carolyn Blevins

December 1, 2022, 2:40 am

Dear Pastor Jeff. So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Praying for you and your family. Love. Dale and Carolyn

Julie and Pete Baggett

December 1, 2022, 3:21 am

Louis was a good guy. I went to school with him. My husband worked with him when he drove a bus. So sorry to hear this. Praying for your family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Debra Miller

December 1, 2022, 4:34 am

Oh Louie….where do I start🥰…we had lots of conversation and some fun times working together for 20 years….you were definitely a highlight to my day with your super smile and sweet personality…you will be sorely missed…I will see ya when it’s my time on the other side…RIP my dear friend❤️❤️🙏

Ronald Wilson

December 1, 2022, 6:45 pm

I have so many fond memories of Louie, as little kids he would come over to my house or I would his after church on Sundays and we would watch football. He was a great friend and classmate. God Bless you Debby and the rest of the family

Chris Faircloth

December 1, 2022, 7:01 pm

So sorry to hear about Louie. We grew up together just a few blocks from each other, and went through school together (K-12) in the same class. We also played little league baseball and football together, often on the same teams. Louie was an exceptional athlete and I have some great memories of those days. Most importantly, I know it is a real comfort to family and friends to know that he had trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for his salvation, and we will see him again someday in eternity, and in the presence of the Lord Himself. Praying for the Shaffer family during this time of grieving and loss. 🙏

Rhonda Rosalez

December 1, 2022, 11:13 pm

You will be dearly missed Louie! Such a kind and funny guy. I can remember when you and Deby were dating and onto marriage! Y’all made the perfect couple such deep love and devoation!!! May you RIP Louie and my deepest sympathy and prayers for Deby and your kids/grandkids and friends .

Martee Miley

December 2, 2022, 12:40 am

Dear Debby and family,
I offer you my most sincere condolences during this time of deep grief. As tired as all of you must be, I pray that God will strengthen you & comfort you as only He can today and in the days and months ahead. And may the Prince of Peace give you His peace. God bless you .

Danny and Debbie Bowden

December 2, 2022, 12:55 am

I graduated with Louie. Later in years, I worked at the Christian Center where Chris and Jeff attended. I am so sorry for your loss, Debby and family. You are in our prayers for God to wrap you in His loving arms of peace and comfort.


December 2, 2022, 1:25 am

I was so sorry to hear this. Your family is in our prayers. 🙏🏼❤️

Ralph Garrett

December 2, 2022, 2:56 am

My dear friend Louie. We could talk hunting and fishing for hours and hours. With this old world in the shape that it’s in now, it want be long before Jesus comes to get us all, and we will all be together again. My prayer is that GOD will give a total peace to the Shaffer family.

Debbie C. Benoit

December 2, 2022, 6:31 pm

Deborah, I just found out today (of course after the service was held) about Louie, my heart breaks for all of you, but I am so happy for Louie because he is now in the presence of God, and free from all illness. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers, if I can do anything for you, please reach out. Love you my Friend.

Sheila S. Lundy

December 2, 2022, 7:04 pm

Debby and kids:

I am SO SORRY ! Did not know he had been sick – my heart goes out to you all! Louie was a great dad/husband/friend/worker! I know just how much you will miss him in the days, months and years to come. You will be in my prayers!

Debbie Marrs

December 2, 2022, 8:06 pm

My memories of Louie only make me smile! Rest In Peace My Friend

Kenneth and Sheila Rolling

December 2, 2022, 11:34 pm

We were fortunate to have known the Shaffers for many years. We’re saddened to hear about Louie but happy to know where he is. Our prayers are with his family.

Desso Forman

December 6, 2022, 6:51 pm

I lived across the street from Louie. Like many of the kids in the neighborhood, we played sports. And that is how I remember him.

Sorry to hear of his passing.

Stephanie Johnson

January 10, 2023, 1:37 am

I am just now seeing this. You will be greatly missed. My children fondly remember “Mr Louie” from Bob Sikes Daycare. He was the sweeties nicest man and always made their day.

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