James Shaffer

Born on February 12, 1936

Departed on September 17, 2018 and resided in Portland, TN

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Mr. James Edward Shaffer, age 82, of Portland TN, passed away on September 17, 2018. He was born on February 12, 1936 to the late Jesse and Mamie Goddard. He is also preceded in death by two brothers, Roger and Melvin Goddard.

James is survived  by his children, Debbie (Bob) Hammerstein, David (Jennifer) Shaffer, Jimbo (Loretta) Shaffer, Nicole (Willy) Jackson, Melanie Shaffer, and Melisha Shaffer; ten grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

5 Comments to James Shaffer

  1. Melanie Shaffer
    September 21, 2018 3:09 pm

    I love you Daddy. Forever and always. My heart aches for you but I know your not scared anymore and your happy now. Lilly and Layla miss you too. I’m at a complete loss Daddy. I love you so much. Love always, your Mellie 💔💔❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • Susie Lilly
      September 21, 2018 4:17 pm

      Jimmy also had a third brother, Daniel, who passed as an infant. He has one brother left, Del Goddard, from Chincoteague, VA and two sisters, Sherry Adkins of Rising Sun, MD and Susie Lilly of Baltimore, MD. He left us with some sweet memories. We will always love and miss you.

    • Aimee Rice
      September 21, 2018 4:31 pm

      The last few days I got to spend with him I know he was preparing himself for home. Heaven has gained another angel to watch over your family. I know he is at peace now. It was an honor to know him and to spend those days with him. Rest now Mr.Shaffer.

      • Melanie Shaffer
        September 21, 2018 10:09 pm

        Thank you Aimee for being here and helping me again. You’ve been with me throughout me losing both my Mom and Dad. I love you.

    • Jill Cullen Leibold
      September 22, 2018 1:33 am

      Uncle Jim, You were a good man. You were always nice to me when I was a kid and we would come out for a visit. I remember the good old days, out in the dirt roads of Lindsey Hollow, way back when you and Aunt Anne were happily married. Melisha and Melanie were just two itty bitty blondies running around the house like a couple of little tornadoes. You had nothing but happiness and a beautiful country home filled with sunlight, love, laughter and a couple of the sweetest old wrinkled up hound dogs you ever did see! I remember their sad, droopy eyes and their great big velvety ears. I think their names were Molly, Polly and Holly or something like that. I remember you in your denim overalls and Aunt Anne was always in the kitchen cooking up a storm. Those really were good old days. Im glad I was able to enjoy that goodness and got to see it with my own eyes, because If I hadn’t, I would have never grew up to try and recapture that kind of happiness in my own life. I hope you are up in heaven where you belong, right along with the rest of our family that was called home way too dang soon to suit me. You go on up there and rest now, because the hard part is over. Love, your niece, Jill Anne <3

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