Alexander Funeral Home-Newburgh Chapel

5333 Old Indiana 261, Newburgh, IN


Ricky Lee Shaffer

February 7, 1962July 30, 2019

Rick L. Shaffer, 57, of Chandler, IN passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. He was born in Evansville on February 7, 1962 to the late Thomas and Sheila (Zoll) Shaffer.

He loved music, wrestling, movies, and collecting football cards. His favorite team was the Miami Dolphins. Rick was an avid Alice Cooper and Kiss fan. His seeing eye dog, Banjo, was his best friend.

Rick is survived by his brothers, Michael Shaffer (Patty) of Boonville, Jimmy Russelburg (Cyndi) of Newburgh; an aunt, Cynthia Bayer, who was his aunt and caregiver; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and close friend, Ron Howard.

There will be no services at the funeral home.


  • There will be no services at the funeral home.


Ricky Lee Shaffer

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Donna Russelburg

August 15, 2019

Dear Rick...my heart is broken!!! U were a great brother and a good listener. U let me rant to u and then said something to make me feel better!!! Two of my kids also have great memories about u and r very sad ur gone!!! But they remind me that ur with Ma Sheila and no longer in pain or sick and now u can see us all!!! I miss u everyday šŸ˜­šŸ˜¢šŸ’” I know I'll see u again one day!!! U r loved by more people than u ever knew and u touched so many people I will always have good memories about u and I ty hard not to be sad but Jim and our kids remind me u wouldn't want us to be sad ur gone!!! U would want us all to remember the good times with u and be happy for that ur with Ma now...this u have wanted since she passed!!! And now u really know how much u were and r loved dear brother!!! Even after ur mom and daddy got a divorce u still claimed me as ur sister!!! That was amazing!!! I love ur guts!!! XOXOXO

Brandi Harris

August 15, 2019

You will be missed greatly Uncle Rick, but I know you're with Ma now. And you can see us all down here. I miss sitting with you in the kitchen just hanging out. I really enjoyed those moments. I love you always and forever.

June Watjen

August 6, 2019

Ricky I've enjoyed taking care of you as your caregiver, Mostly you were more of a friend. You always had a smile on your face and a sense of humor. You always called all the ladies beautiful even though you couldnt see them, It usually made them smile too. I know everyone will miss your phone calls every morning just to say hi and ask how they were! My mondays wont be the same not seeing you and Lucy.

Ron Howard

August 6, 2019

Where do I start Ricky always called himself Blind Ricky we've known each other for a little over30 years. He would always call us and sing happy birthday to my wife and myself Plus Merry Christmas we would talk about once a week Blind Ricky was always having some kind of health problem but he would just make a joke about them. I'm going to miss the calls and never calling812-925-3415 never to be called again but hopefully Blind Ricky now has 20#20 vision R.I.P Ricky Shaffer AKA Blind Ricky

Angie Bruce

August 5, 2019

Ricky was a close family friend. My daughter and I will miss alot of things. Especially him calling us on our birthdays and singing happy birthday. Now you are with Banjo and your mom. Love ya Ricky

Leanne (Ellison) Davis

August 5, 2019

Love you Rick..Iā€™m so glad I got to talk to you on your birthday ..I miss seeing you ; I remember well raiding your cd and cassette tape collection at the apartment when I was a kid and making my own mix tapes off your music collection... I really enjoyed seeing you on the weekends when we were kids ..you are so loved and will be dearly missed!! Until we meet again .. I love you ..hugs