John W. Shafer, 78 - Spencer

John W. Shafer, 78, of Spencer, West Virginia, died at 4:28 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2012, in the Roane General Hospital, Spencer, after an extended illness.

He was born October 21, 1934, in Harper District, Roane County, a son of the late John Wesley and Rebecca Moore Shafer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by infant twin children; brother, Kenneth Shafer; and sister, Maxine Abner.

Mr. Shafer was a retired welder.

Survivors include a daughter, Yvonne Wright of Spencer; sons, Eric Shafer of Cleveland, OH and Dale Shafer of Parma, OH; sister, Janet Miller of Reedy; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

There will be no service or visitation.

John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

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