Roy Edward Shafer
Roy Edward Shafer, beloved husband, father and
grandfather, went home to be with the Lord on
October 15, 2015.
Roy was born on May 2, 1952 in Oakland,
California. He was the son of Delores June Wilcox
Via and the late James Robert Shafer.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in
death by a son, Gary Spencer Shafer; two brothers,
Danny Shafer and Harold Hyde.
He is survived by loving wife, Tamlia “Tammy” C.
Shafer; two sons, Roy “Cricket” Shafer, Jr. and
Cyrus “Bumper” W. Shafer; one sister, Blanche Snow;
three brothers, James Shafer, Robert “Bobby” Shafer
and Forrest “Piney” Via; stepfather, Forrest “Woody”
Via; Grandchildren, Paige, Matt, Joshua, Serenti,
Rozlynn, Destanie and Gavin; dear friends, Wayne
Flowers and Judy Sykes; and many other family
members and friends.
Roy loved his wife, Tamlia, whom he married on
April 15, 1972. They had three wonderful boys,
Cricket, Bumper and Gary. He was a dad who loved
being with his family. He was a great provider. He
loved spending time with his wife by going places
together and truly loved spending time with his boys
with a lot of laughter and cookouts at the lake. Roy
was always a joy to be around he loved people. Roy
had a lot of fun and enjoyed time with his special
granddaughters, Serenti and Rozlynn. They were “Paw
Paw’s” pride and joy. Roy always enjoyed going out
to eat, meeting people and was always full of
laughter. One of his good and close friends was,
Judy Sykes who is a special part of our family.
Wayne Flowers was Roy’s closest friends for many
years. Roy‘s main concern in his life was attending
church as often as he could. He loved all his church
family. He loved all of his church family. He
attended Full Gospel Assembly on Profit Road. Pastor
Ronald Sipe and his wife, Libby, who also is more
than our Pastor. They both were considered our close
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Ryan Funeral Home,
12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, Virginia with
Pastor Ronald Sipe officiating. Interment will
Evergreen Church Cemetery @
Evergreen Church of
the Brethren, Dyke.
The family will receive friends two hours prior
to the service.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ryan
Funeral Home, PO Box 274, Ruckersville, VA 22968.
An online guestbook is available at
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of