John Michael Shifflett, 78, of Brisbane, Australia, formerly of Middletown, Virginia, died on Monday, November 19, 2012, at his home.
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He was born in Stephens City on August 30, 1934, son of the late Ethel and Aaron Shifflett.
John is survived by his brother, Donald Shifflett of Mountain Falls, and Bonnie Collette of Front Royal.
John's sisters, Virginia Andrews and Ann Masters, both of Middletown, preceded him in death.
John married Diane Watts in 1955. She preceded him in death.
John and Diane are survived by their daughters, Monica Runnels of Livingston, Texas, April Diehl of Strasburg, Melissa Cook of Hamilton, Georgia, and son Frederick (Willie) Shifflett of Frederick County.
Their son, John Michael Shifflett, Jr., preceded him in death. John and Diane have six grandsons, and three granddaughters.
John was married to Coralea Kilby and was the stepfather of Jeri Hamman and Jeffrey Hamman.
John is survived by his wife, Ann Shifflett and stepdaughters, Kim Alder and Heather Branagan, all of Brisbane, Australia. He and Ann have five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
He is greatly missed by his family, extended family of numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, as well as many friends.
A service was held in Australia. A memorial service for his family and friends will be held in Virginia at a later date.
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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2012