Gilbert Ray Shiflett

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Gilbert Ray Shiflett, age 81, of Crozet, died Sunday, August 7, at Oak Grove Manor Assisted Living in Waynesboro, where he had resided since early March 2016.  He was born in Albemarle County, on January 20, 1935, to the late Clarence H. and Nellie F. Shiflett.  Predeceasing him in death were his sisters, Helen S. Graves, Gladys S. Farish and Dorothy S. Walton, and his brothers, Elwood (Pete) Shiflett and John Henry Shiflett.  Also, predeceasing him was a special sister-in-law, Barbara F. Snead, whom he loved and considered his daughter.  Surviving is a sister, Daisy S. Fitzgerald, and a brother, Calvin L. Shiflett.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce Fox Shiflett, whom he married on October 18, 1958.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Even though he was never blessed with children of his own, he is survived by a special nephew by marriage, Clayton L. Shifflett and his wife, Karen, and their two grown children, Jead W. Shifflett and Charlotte A. Shifflett, all of Crozet, whom he loved and considered his children and grandchildren.  They enriched his life in so many ways.

Gilbert was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, serving during the Korean conflict.  He was employed by Acme Visible Records in Crozet from 1957, when he returned from the Marine Corps, until the closing of the plant in 1990.  He was a life member of Crozet Volunteer Fire Department and Crozet Sportsman’s Club.

The family is most grateful to the staff of Oak Grove Manor Assisted Living and Hospice of the Shenandoah for the love and care each gave to Gilbert.

To comply with his wishes, there will be no services of any kind. His wish was that you continue with your daily activities and remember him as you knew him.

If you care to make a memorial contribution, please consider Hospice of the Shenandoah, P. O. Box 215, Fishersville, Virginia, 22939, Crozet Volunteer Fire Department or Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, both in Crozet.

Anderson Funeral Home, Crozet, is in charge of arrangements.

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