APPLE SPRINGS, TX —
William J. ‘Bill’ Schaffer
Mass of Christian Burial for William J. “Bill” Schaffer, 81, of Apple Springs, Texas, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lufkin, Texas, Father Francis O’Dowd officiating, with interment in Bennett Cemetery in Trinity County, Texas. Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Schaffer was born May 24, 1932, in Cullman to John and Maggie Bauer Schaffer, and died Saturday, March 29, at his residence. Formerly of Channelview, Texas, Mr. Schaffer had resided in Apple Springs, Texas, for 23 years. He worked as a machinist and die maker for American Can Company and was the owner of Schaffer Precision Machine Shop. Mr. Schaffer was a member of the I.A.M. Union Local Lodge No. 12 in Houston, and a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Mr. Schaffer was known for his love of his family, his enjoyment of hunting and his strong work ethic. His willingness to help others did not go unnoticed. He will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Earline Schaffer of Apple Springs; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Larry Newland of Dayton, Patricia and Dan Marquis of Owensboro, Kentucky, Carol and Clayton Greenwood of Kalispell, Montana, and Cathleen Rowe of Apple Springs; son, David Schaffer of Apple Springs; granddaughters, Jessica Greenwood of Channelview, Texas, Laura Newland of Dayton and Chelsea Dickens of Humble, Texas; grandsons, Justin (fiancée, Katie) Greenwood of Houston, Texas, Chris Newland of Dayton, Texas, Josh Marquis of Evansville, Indiana, Cory (Katie) Rowe of Groveton, Texas, Travis Greenwood of Channelview, Brian Marquis of Louisville, Kentucky, Keaton Rowe, Seth Schaffer, both of Apple Springs, and John Schaffer of Hudson, Texas; great-granddaughters, Isabell Mendez, Kayla Mendez, both of Dayton, and Kyla Rowe of Groveton, Texas; sister, Francis Snyder of Kansas City, Missouri; brothers, Fred Schaffer of Chicago, Illinois, Martin (Stella) Schaffer of Summerfield, Florida, Raymond (Mary) Schaffer and Herbert (Jo)Schaffer, both of Cullman, Alabama; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, John M. Schaffer (October 7, 2002); and sister, Marie Schaffer.
Pallbearers will be Justin Greenwood, Chris Newland, Travis Greenwood, Keaton Rowe, Seth Schaffer and John Schaffer.
The family welcomed friends and loved ones from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, prior to the Rosary.
Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.
Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.
APPLE SPRINGS, TX —
William J. ‘Bill’ Schaffer
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