Richard R. Shifflett, 79, a resident of the Parsons Road, Elkins, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 24, 2013, in Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center.
He was born March 24, 1933, at Norton, a son of the late Earnest N. and Florida Tackett Shifflett.
He was married to Belva Mae “Sis” Biller Shifflett, who preceded him in death Feb. 7, 1997.
He is survived by one son, Robert K. Shifflett of Elkins; one daughter, Paula Arbogast and husband, Bill, of Elkins; one brother, Carrol Shifflett of Wheeling; and one sister, Marcella Moore of Harding. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Jack Neubauer, Brad and Jessica Shifflett, Cheri Smith and Chris Wilmore; and nine great-grandchildren and are expecting one.
Also preceding him in death were one daughter, Diana Lynn Pennington; three brothers, Oran, Percy and Roy Shifflett; four sisters, Nellie Wood, Vinnie McDonald, Myrtle and Virginia Shifflett; and one grandson, Brandon Wilmore.
Mr. Shifflett was retired from Kelly Foundry and enjoyed fishing, gardening and working on small engines, and loved watching Western movies.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday with Pastor David Collins officiating, and interment will follow in the Mouse Cemetery at Harpertown.
Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Richard R. Shifflett. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.