The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Obituaries

July 24, 2012

Robert E. “Bob” Shafer

WESTVILLE — Robert E. “Bob” Shafer, 67, of Westville passed away at 11:25 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the VA hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born Oct. 17, 1944, in Clinton, Ind., the son of Alva Allen “Pete” and Margie Reva (Smith) Shafer.

He is survived by the love of his life, Mary “Terri” Stevens of Westville, and her daughter, Taylor Stevens of Westville; his daughter, Brandy (Brent) Vinson of Oakwood; two sons, Brandon (Michelle) Shafer of Cumming, Ga., and Luke Shafer of Indianapolis; his sisters, Linda (Eddie) Cox of Catlin and Diane (Gene) Cox of Danville; his four grandchildren, Chelsea, Chase and Chloe Vinson, all of Oakwood, and Brittney Shafer of Cumming, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Glen “Peanut” Shafer.

Bob graduated from Westville High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam.

He owned and operated Hillbilly’s Meat Shop for 40 years. He sponsored many Little League baseball teams and other things for kids. Bob enjoyed working and visiting with people. He loved having coffee with the guys.

A celebration of Bob’s life will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 26, at Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel. Kevin Cox will officiate. He will be laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Veterans House in Indianapolis. Please join Bob’s family in sharing memories of his life through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

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