Gordon Thomas Schaeffer
Gordon Thomas Schaeffer, 85, of Statesville, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.
He was born Sept. 23, 1935 in Rochester, N.Y., the son of the late Paul T. Schaeffer and Esther Welsher Schaeffer. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dolores Stocking Schaeffer.
Gordon proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was employed by Furst McNess Company, farm supply products in sales. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, enjoyed working on and collecting electric trains, woodworking, boating, and traveling with Christian Tours. Gordon enjoyed going to breakfast with friends at the local Waffle House or Daylight Donuts.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Kim Lovelady; grandchildren, Chris LaFleur (Dana), Angela Hodges (Paris) and Vanessa Lovelady (Thomas); great-grandchildren, Konnor, Alyssa, Ava, Savannah and Sophia; and numerous friends and family.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Nicholson Funeral Home, 135 E Front St. in Statesville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Statesville.
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Published by Statesville Record & Landmark on Feb. 22, 2021.