William Gaylord Shaver Jr.

February 13, 1937November 18, 2021

SHAVER, William Gaylord, Jr., “Billy” 84, of Fishersville, passed peacefully Thursday, November 18, 2021. Billy was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, and friend to many. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; brother Charles and children: Katherine, Patricia, Kristen, Nancy, Eric, and Karl along with many other extended family members and friends that were so important to him and were a huge part of his life.

Billy was a devoted family man and took pride in all his work. He spent most of his career with Columbia Gas where he took great pride in fulfilling the needs of the community in various ways. In his retirement, he drove the school bus for Augusta County. He loved to watch his beloved Redskins, was a huge Washington Nationals fan and never turned down a cold Pepsi, a smoke or a walk out back with the dogs. There wasn’t much that Billy couldn’t fix or repair. He had a big heart, and he was always willing to help someone out. He loved a good joke. Sitting on the back or front porch with him and watching the thrill of him waving to everyone that drove or passed by was priceless. He didn’t meet a stranger. He was always up front with you and direct about the facts. Billy fulfilled his commitments and promises with great care and satisfaction. He was a very good man.

Services will be private, and the family thanks you for your respect as they grieve but to also celebrate the faithful servant that he was. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to: Boy Scout Troop 11, c/o Kim Fauber, 69 Seldom Seen Road, Staunton, VA 24401 where Billy was a proud registered Scout for over 60 years or to Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church, 30 Tinkling Spring Drive, Fishersville, VA 22939, where he was a faithful servant in many different leadership roles.

To everyone, thank you for your devotion as a friend to Billy and his family. Your thoughts and prayers will help to continue the celebration of his life and the good deeds of which he was a part.

Arrangements entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.


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William Gaylord Shaver Jr.

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