William E. Shaffer, 85, died Feb. 9, 2009. Bill resided in Williford, Ark., and was a winter resident of the Villages in Florida. He was born in Tunnelton, W Va. His parents were the late James and Mary Shaffer, Brownsville, Pa.
He served in the Army Air Corps in WWII and was a retired engineer from the Public Service Commission in Albany, NY.
He is survived by: his wife, Betty; a son, James, of Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Janet, of Durham, NC; and two grandchildren.
He was preceeded in death by: his first wife, Dorothy Mae Short; brothers, James, Alvin and Robert; and a sister, Alice.
Interment will be at the Little Rock National Cemetery with military honors on March 30 at 11 a.m. A memorial service will be held at Village Bible Church in Cherokee Village on March 29 at 4 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Village Bible Church, P.O. Box 627, Cherokee Village, AR 72525.
All Faith Cremation Society of Florida and Heath Funeral Home of Hardy are in charge of the arrangements.
An online registry is at www.heathfuneralhome.net.