Ridout's Valley Chapel

1800 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL


James Kenneth Shaffer

21 noviembre , 196911 enero , 2020

James Kenneth Shaffer, age 50, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at his home in Homewood. James grew up in Homewood playing in the Joy League, wrestled, played football and was a member of the Homewood drumline. James attended the University of Alabama for over 3 years. He attended EMT school and worked for Suburban Ambulance Company until he began his career with the City of Homewood were he served as dispatcher for the police and fire departments, retiring after 24 years serving the community he loved. He was a friend to everyone he met. James was sweet, charming, caring and described as having a "wicked" sense of humor. He made everyone laugh and feel as if they were the most important person in his life. He had a gift for finding beauty in everyone he met. James married his best friend and the love of his life 26 years ago Norval.

He is preceded in death by his father Charles E. Shaffer Jr., his mother Evelyn Brown Shaffer and his brother Charles F. Shaffer. James is survived by his beloved wife Norval McWhorter Shaffer, his sisters Allison Barnett (Kenny) and Suzanne Haden (Bruce), and by many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 17th beginning at 9:00 a.m. with the Mass of Christian Burial following at 10 am at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Red Cross or a charity of your choice.


  • A Time of Visitation viernes, 17 enero , 2020
  • Funeral Mass viernes, 17 enero , 2020


James Kenneth Shaffer


Cassandra Smith

20 enero , 2020

I had the pleasure of working with James Shaffer as a Public Safety Dispatcher for the City of Homewood. James was indeed a good friend of mine and I MISS him already. May God comfort you during this tough time and forever...

Kay Canupp

17 enero , 2020

I have wonderful memories of James and his years of growing up with my boys. I always felt he was another of my children. He was kind, caring and would do anything he could to help a person in need. He was witty and a fun person to be around. I feel blessed to have known him. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Pam Adkins

17 enero , 2020

James was a great employee, always smiling and laughing. He was a teddy bear, loved him and he will be missed.