George W. Shaffer, 91, of Petersburg, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.

He was the son of the late George and Mamie Ruth Schley Shaffer. George was the caregiver of the entire family who dedicated his life to his family.

He is survived by his nephews, Glen W. Atkins and wife, Sheri, of Petersburg, Donald W. Atkins and wife, Am,y of Midlothian, and Jerry Procise of Chesterfield; great-nephew, Warren E. Procise of Chesterfield; great-nieces, Sherry L. Marshall and husband, Heath, Kelly P. Medeiros and husband, Chuck, and devoted caretaking great-niece, Theresa L. Porter and husband, Scott, all of Matoaca; numerous other great-great nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, in Blandford Cemetery. Condolences may be registered at

Published in The Progress-Index on Jan. 30, 2013