OBITUARY

Bernard C. Shifflett

December 27, 1925January 16, 2021

Bernard “Bud” Carlton Shifflett, 95, formerly of Rockfish Road, Waynesboro, passed away on Saturday evening January 16, 2021 at Blue Ridge Christion Home, Raphine.

He was born in Harrisonburg on December 27, 1925, a son of the late Bernard and Irene (Taylor) Shifflett. He married his high school sweetheart Lucille Rhodes Shifflett who preceded him in death.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by siblings Gary, Howard “Pete” Shifflett; sisters, Jessie Layman and Rhoda Lambert; and a special friend, Mary York.

Survivors include his three children who loved him dearly, Randy Shifflett, Rick Shifflett and wife, Sandy; daughter, Patsy (Wood) Atkins and husband Robby all of Waynesboro; brother, Stanley Shifflett and wife, Joan of Pleasant Valley; sister-in-law, Ann Shifflett of Pleasant Valley: grandchildren, Tony and Brian Shifflett, Ryan Wood and Mandy Marshall; four great grandsons, three great-great grandchildren and one to be born.

He also leaves many nieces, nephews, friends and the Bender family and staff of Blue Ridge Christian Home in Raphine, where he had been surrounded by their love and compassionate care for the last three years.

The family would also like to thank Dr. Rob Marsh for his excellent care of their father.

Mr. Shifflett was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Pacific Fleet during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines.

After his service he worked his entire career at the Waynesboro DuPont Company in Waynesboro.

To say Bud had a “zest” for life would be an understatement. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, tending to the birds and wild squirrels. He loved to volunteer for the fire department auxiliary and perform in local community plays.

He was a master gardener who enjoyed sharing the fruits of his labor with family and friends, as well as making homemade ice cream almost on a weekly basis to share.

From an early age “Bud” had a love for trains. After his retirement this turned into a passion of building a collecting of model trains.

He was a member of Forest Chapel Church of the Brethren, 36 Mine Branch Rd, Crimora, where a funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 24, 2021 with Pastor David Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in St. Jacobs Lutheran Church Cemetery, Pleasant Valley (Rockingham County).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all in attendance asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

There will be no public viewing or visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Forest Chapel Church of the Brethren, 36 Crimora Mine Rd, Crimora, Va. 24431.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Irene (Taylor) Shifflett; wife, Lucille Rhodes Shifflett; and siblingsGary, Howard “Pete” Shifflett; sisters, Jessie Layman and Rhoda Lambert; and a special friend, Mary York.


    Survivors include his three children who loved him dearly, Randy Shifflett, Rick Shifflett and wife, Sandy; daughter, Patsy (Wood) Atkins and husband Robby all of Waynesboro; brother, Stanley Shifflett and wife, Joan of Pleasant Valley; sister-in-law, Ann Shifflett of Pleasant Valley: grandchildren, Tony and Brian Shifflett, Ryan Wood and Mandy Marshall; four great grandsons, three great-great grandchildren and one to be born.
  • DONATIONS

  • Forest Chapel Church of the Brethren, 36 Crimora Mine Rd, Crimora, Va. 24431

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, January 24, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment, Officiating

Memories

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Dan Rhodes

January 20, 2021

Bud and I started attending the weekly card games in Gary's shop, along with the camping trips to Somerset and Franklin about the same time...in the mid 1980's. "A zest for life" is a great way to describe Bud. He loved playing cards and cooking for the group on the camping trips. Everyone loved Bud and Bud loved to have a good time. We've missed having Bud around for the last number of years but have kept track of him through Scotty and Kevin. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. We all will miss him.

Dan Rhodes
A member of Bridgewater Steam and Gas

Elizabeth McGinnis

January 19, 2021

Bud will surely be missed as he was a wonderful man. I had the pleasure of growing up beside Lucille and Bud who were like extra grandparents to me, so many wonderful memories. Prayers for all of the family.

Mary Ellen Golden

January 19, 2021

Bud was such a great neighbor. Loved living next door for many years to the Shifflett family. I know he will be missed by his family and friends. Prayers of comfort to Randy, Patsy and Ricky and families at the loss of this wonderful man.

Glenn Martin

January 19, 2021

Sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. Always was a good time at Somerset and Gary’s shop on Friday nights. Remembering the good times will help you get through this difficult time.
Glenn Martin

Linda Cash

January 19, 2021

Prayers for Bud's family. He was a wonderful man and I am so happy for all the times I was in plays with him and the times we worked the food trailer for the fire department carnival. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Bud.

Sandy Shifflett

January 19, 2021

To the best father in law a daughter in law could have, I will forever cherish all the memories we have had together. Playing on my phone and on Snapchat. I love you so much you will forever be in my heart. God gained a very handsome man. Thoughts and prayers to my husband Ricky and Patsy and Randy and family and friends. May you RIP Bud. Love you

Liz Garber

January 19, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Bud was such a sweet guy and made awesome homemade ice cream too. Ron says Bud taught him patience when he took him fishing as a kid. Sincerely, Ron and Liz

Susan Nuccio

January 19, 2021

Sending love and sympathy to Patsy and her family.

Janice Tipton

January 18, 2021

So many old family memories come to mind when I think of Uncle Bud. Patsy, Randy, Rick and all the grandchildren I send my condolences. Love, Jan

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY