Charles William “Chuck” Shafer, 63, of Decatur passed away on Sunday, October 13, at 3:30 am in his residence.
Funeral service will be Thursday, October 17, at Maranatha Assembly of God (555 W. Imboden Dr., Decatur, IL) at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm at the church. Pastor Doug Lowery will be officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Decatur, IL. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105-3678). Tanzyus Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of arrangements.
Chuck was born in Decatur, IL on June 11, 1956, the son of Aldin E. and Delores I. (McCoy) Shafer. He went to Mt. Zion schools and Lakeview High School. He worked as a Mt. Zion Fireman, EMT, ADM, volunteer policeman, and was a business owner of manufactured homes. He married Connie Diane Kidd on December 22, 1973.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Diane; children: Dawn (Todd) Vance, John (Heather) Shafer, Jeffrey (Hanna) Shafer, Derek Shafer, and Julie (Zachary) Wright; five grandchildren: Abigail Vance, Emma Vance, Eli Wright, Penelope Wright, and Kennedi Warner. Chuck is also survived by his sisters, Charlotte and Terrie (Phil) and brother, Robert, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Chuck was preceded by his parents, sister Beverly, and brother Ricky.
He enjoyed fishing and boating.
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