Augustus “Gus” Shafer, Jr.,

Born: Sat., Aug. 5, 1922
Died: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 04, 2019
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 05, 2019
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Augustus “Gus” Shafer, Jr., 96, of Winchester, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018.  He was born on August 5, 1922, in Winchester, to Augustus and Retta (Williams) Shafer, Sr. 

Gus was a 1940 graduate of Winchester High School.  He was a US Army Veteran where he fought in World War II, as a Master Sergeant in the 97th Signal Battalion Headquarters Company.  He retired from Anchor Glass after 40 years then worked at the Jay Randolph Developmental Center.  Gus was a member of the East Street Congregation Christian Church.  He sang with the Disciples Airs Gospel Team for 35 years and was a youth camp counselor for 11 years.  Gus did Black Light Chalk Drawing for 35 years.  He was also a member of the VFW.

Gus is survived by his two daughters, Connie (Jack) Wilt and Carolyn Shafer all of Winchester; four grandchildren, Amy (Ernie) Fields of Portland, Vicki (Blake) Everhart of Ridgeville, Kristy (Matt) Deeds of Mishawaka, and Jackie (Stuart) Hendrickson of Winchester; 14 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his parents; his wife, Treva (Hamilton) Shafer; and three siblings, Joseph Shafer, Pauline King, and Dora Fouse.

A service to celebrate Gus’ life will be at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Walker Funeral Home, in Winchester, with Pastor Rob Butler officiating.   Burial will military honors will follow at Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester.

Friends and family may call from 4-7, on Friday, January 4, at the funeral home.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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Carolyn Conyers
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
Connie, Carolyn and family.
Sorry to hear of your loss. I have such great memories of both your parents but a specially Gus. I was always fascinated by his great talent and ability to share with everyone. He was always so kind and a smile when he saw you.
He lived a full life and walked the walk of a Christian.
Was equally happy for he and Betty, know they enjoyed their time together.
Thinking of you in this time of reflecting.
Carolyn Conyers

   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

Michelle Dinnage
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. I grew up in the same church with Gus and his family. I loved the encouragement he gave and his loving smile. He was a true blessing to all the lives he touched. I will miss seeing him when we are back in the States. Love, Mark and Michelle (Byrd) Dinnage.

Jana Piersall
   Posted Sun February 10, 2019
Jackie and family,
My condolences to you and your family for the loss of your grandfather. I am sorry I am not there in person to give you a huge hug! May God bless you and all your family and give you peace.