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Gary Nelson Shifflett
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Obituary for Gary Nelson Shifflett

Gary Nelson "Punkin" Shifflett, Sr., 70, of Grottoes, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at Sentara Lynchburg General Hospital.

Gary was born in Harrisonburg on January 30, 1947, and was a son of the late Charlie Shifflett.

In 2009 retired from Blue Ridge Beverage in Lyndhurst. He was an avid hunter and loved spending time in the woods with his sons and grandsons. For many years you could find Gary on a softball field or in the stands watching his kids and grand-kids play sports.

On June 15, 1968, he was united in marriage to Shirley (Claytor) Shifflett, who survives.

Gary is also survived by a daughter, Jennifer Leigh Shifflett and fiancé, Rogelio "Roger" Equihua, of Grottoes; three sons, Gary Nelson Shifflett, Jr, of Grottoes, Jerry Wayne Shifflett and wife, Donna, of Swoope, and Christopher Todd Shifflett and wife, Melissa, of Grottoes; two brothers, Donnie Shifflett and wife, Nancy, of Crimora, and Barry Shifflett and wife, Terri, of Ft. Defiance; five grandchildren, Sabrina Shifflett, Hunter Shifflett, Trevor Shifflett, Easton Shifflett, and Rogelio "Trace" Equihua; a granddaughter on the way; step-grandchildren, Marissa Equihua and GiGi Equihua.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry and Bobby Shiffllett.

A memorial service will be conducted 6PM Friday, December 29, 2017, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes, with Pastor David Stewart officiating. Burial will be private. Friends may visit the family at the home of Nelson Shifflett anytime Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060, and/or Hunters For the Hungry, 1108 Sedalia School Rd, Big Island, VA 24526.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.johnsonfs.com


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memorial service

Friday

29

Dec

6:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service - Grottoes Location

201 Dogwood Avenue
Grottoes, VA 24441

Friends may visit the family at the home of Nelson Shifflett anytime Thursday


Memorial Contribution

Hunters For the Hungry

1108 Sedalia School Road
Big Island, VA 24526

American Heart Association

4217 Park Place Court
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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