Terry Lee Shifflett


Terry Lee Shifflett, 66, a resident of Chenoweth Creek, Elkins, passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown, West Virginia. He had been declining in health but death was unexpected.

Terry was born July 22, 1955, in Elkins, a son of the late Orville Ray and Nelle J. Phares Shifflett.

On Jan. 1, 1990, he was married to Christine Hyre, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Jeff Shifflett and wife, Janet, and Tyler Shifflett, all of Elkins; and one daughter, Heather Shifflett of High Point, North Carolina; two brothers, Rev. Stephen Shifflett and wife, Susie, of Williamsport, Maryland, and Donald Shifflett and wife, Mathilda, of Beverly; three sisters, Lynn Pugh and husband, Brad, and Anne Silvester and husband, Greg, of Elkins, and Roxanne Webley and husband, Jim, of Bemis.

Also surviving are three grandchildren, Kailey Shifflett and Serenity Shifflett, of Elkins, and Amyah Harris of High Point, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

Terry was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1973. He was owner and operator of Mountaineer Electrical Contractors prior to his retirement. He spent most of his career as a master electrician working for many local businesses. He was a well-known musician who could play any string instrument. He started playing music at an early age and was a member of Backroad Express and later formed Southern Connection with his wife, Chris. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing this sport with his brothers and his sons. He also liked to hunt. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren. His siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews were all a special part of his life.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday with Rev. Stephen Shifflett and Pastor Curlie Ray Jr. officiating. Terry’s request for cremation will then be honored.

Masks and social distancing will be required for anyone attending the services.

The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Terry Lee Shifflett.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.