Shaffer, Jr., Jesse Eugene

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Jesse Eugene Shaffer Jr. “Jay” or “Pastor Jay”, 68 years of age, passed away in his home August 13, 2022. Born July 11,1954 at Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia, he was a graduate of Radford High School Virginia, Class of 1972.

He was preceded in death by his father Jesse Eugene Shaffer Sr. and his brother Dana Shaffer. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lorie Shaffer; his mother Opal Bain Lawrence; brothers, Bruce Steven Shaffer and Scott Shaffer; two sons, Benjamin Shaffer and David Shaffer; niece Amber Brown; nephew Dana Shaffer, and two grandchildren.

Jay was a loving compassionate man, known for his humor and always quick to tell a great story. He faithfully served his community as a Firefighter, EMT worker, Respiratory Therapist – providing respiratory care for children with terminal illnesses. He was an Echo Sonographer for 30 plus years. Jay received his advanced Theology degree through International Seminary, Plymouth, Florida, Class of 1996. He was ordained in 2005 by special Pastors Michael and Debbie Sirianni of New Day Church of High Point, NC, where he and his wife also served as pastors from year 2000 until present.

Jay’s hobbies were photography, motorcycle riding, playing bass-guitar on new day worship team, water color painting, wood working, building model cars, spending time with his dog, cat and many birds. He loved watching westerns, NASCAR, fishing movies and shows, and last but not least spending time with his Lord and his beautiful wife Lorie.

A special Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at New Day Church 8610 Bame Rd, Colfax, NC 27235 on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm.