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Wilson Shoffner Obituary
Retired Lt. Gen. Wilson A. "Dutch" Shoffner, 75, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at his home in Colleyville. Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home in Grapevine, with the Rev. Dr. Steven Bell officiating. Interment: at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Visitation: 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials: Flowers may be sent to the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gen. Shoffner's name to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Dutch was originally from Ryan, Okla. He graduated from Ryan High School, attended Cameron University in Lawton, Okla., and graduated from Oklahoma State University. Gen. Shoffner was commissioned in the Field Artillery and served for 32 years in the U.S. Army. His career included service in Vietnam as well as command of the 214th Field Artillery Brigrade at Fort Sill, Okla., the 3rd Infantry Division in Wurzburg, Germany, and the Combined Arms Command at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Following his retirement from the Army, he was a vice president for the Lockheed Martin Corp. in Grand Prairie. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Beverly Shoffner from Lawton, Okla. Survivors: Children, Al and Carron Shoffner of Fort Eustis, Va., and Andy and Kim Shoffner of Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; sisters, Myra White of Granbury, Jean Shoffner and Joan Dunham of Sugden, Okla., and Judy Ataff of Duncan, Okla.; grandchildren, Kristin, Lauren and Austin; two brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
Published in Star-Telegram on Jan. 7, 2014
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