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Andrew Charles Shafer


1924 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Andrew Charles Shafer Obituary
Andrew Charles "Andy" Shafer of Fort Worth went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at Calvario Funeral Chapel (formerly Shannon North). Inurnment: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Andrew was born Dec. 8, 1924, to Clayman and Julia Shafer in South Bend, Ind. He married Mary Frances Cox on June 23, 1951. They were married for 59 years before Mary passed away Jan. 29, 2010. Andy was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the 8th Air Force stationed in England and operated a radio on a B-17. He successfully participated in over 30 missions during the war, concentrating on railheads and other facilities vital to the German war effort. After the war, Andy received an engineering degree from Tri-State University in Indiana and obtained a job at General Dynamics in Fort Worth, where he worked until his retirement. Andy was an avid gardener, bowler and Cowboys fan. He also enjoyed cookouts with his family, hunting and fishing, and had a wide range of interests. Survivors: Sons, Ron Shafer and wife, Kim, of Big Spring, Mike Shafer and wife, Yvonne, of Fort Worth and Dr. Douglas Shafer and wife, Lori, of Waco; and grandchildren, Melody, Sara, Callie, Yvette, Kiersten, Breelin, Andrew and Ethan.
Published in Star-Telegram on June 19, 2014
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