Elbert Richard Shifflett
Richard Shifflett, 83, of Dyke, VA passed away
peacefully on Monday, July 4, 2016 at his residence.
He was born on September 10, 1932 in Simmons Gap to
the late Charles Luke Shifflett and Bertha Morris
Elbert was a people person who
never met a stranger and enjoyed helping in multiple
ways. He drove tractor trailers for years and sold
Christmas trees for a while to earn money to start
his car business. He worked in car sales for 20
years in Northern Virginia and he came home to
Greene County to retire but after 3 weeks he decided
retirement wasn’t for him. He opened a local car lot
in Greene and was in business for 30 years.
He loved old cars and put his
antique cars in multiple parades for many years. He
drove lots of people in the Dogwood, Stanardsville,
Elkton, Orange and Crozet parades.
He was a member of the Moose and
loved to dance, listen to bluegrass music at
festivals and concerts and watch NASCAR. Above all
Elbert loved his family and visited his mother and
brother daily at Grace Nursing Home for years until
they passed and made multiple friends there.
He is survived by his wife,
Charlene Mahoney Shifflett; his children, Elaine
Whetzel and her husband, David Cobb, Ronald
Shifflett, Donna Roach and her husband, Donnie, and
Karen Hammack and her husband, Gary; grandchildren,
Jeff Whetzel, Michael Roach and his wife, Leah and
Katelyn Roach; and great grandchild, Jaron Whetzel.
In addition to his parents he was
preceded in death by his siblings, Wilmer Shifflett,
Elmer Owen Shifflett, his twin brother Elvin Roy
Shifflett and Charles Luke Morris.
Elbert was also raised and loved
by his extended family, the late Fannie “Frankie”
Morris, the late Tom and Lettie Knight and their
entire families who he continued to love and
The family would like to extend a
special thank you to Tawanna Ellis for her loving
The family will receive friends
on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at
Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail
Ruckersville, VA 22968.
A funeral service will be held on
Friday, July 8, 2016 at 2 p.m. at
Evergreen Church of
the Brethren, Dyke, VA with
Pastor C.C. Kurtz and Pastor Van Crawford
Interment will follow at
Evergreen Church Cemetery
An online guestbook is available at
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling