Paul E. Shaffer

October 28, 1940 ‒ March 21, 2017

Fredericktown, Ohio

         Paul E. Shaffer, 76, of Fredericktown was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017.  He was born on October 28, 1940 in Fredericktown to the late Carl and Mildred (Mowry) Shaffer.

          Paul was a faithful member of Palmyra Church of Christ.  He was a carpenter by trade and helped build many homes.  Paul was an avid sports fan, who loved the Indians and Buckeyes. Paul honorably served his country in the Army from 1959 to 1962.

          Paul is survived by his children, David (Diana) Shaffer, Kelly Shaffer and Kim Shaffer all of Fredericktown; grandchildren, Rebecca (Stephen) Lapinski, Rachel Shaffer, Christian Kopina and Cody Kopina; sisters, Elsie Roe of Kentucky and Mabel Bates of Florida; his former wife, Nancy Oliver of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.

          In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by a brother, Marion Shaffer; and a sister, Ruth Young.

          The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of a funeral service celebrating the life of Paul at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Palmyra Church of Christ, 21184 Zolman Rd., Fredericktown.  Evangelist Troy Northrop and Don Linn will officiate.  Burial will follow in North Fork Cemetery near Fredericktown.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Palmyra Church of Christ in Paul’s memory.

          Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

          The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Paul E. Shaffer.

Legacy Touch Fingerprint

PIN number for Paul:


Place an order by visiting

  • Our hearts go out to the Shaffer family. Paul was a wonderful guy to spend time with. He loved the Lord, his Church family, and his earthly family. Paul is going to be sorely missed. Yet, he’s now, Immensely Blessed…no longer held back by his fleshly body. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Kelly Iam so very sorry for your loss. please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys. If I can do anything for you please call me.

  • David, Kim, Kelly, and other family members: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. There are no other words except that we have fond memories of Paul while being a neighbor and friend. He was a great guy and we enjoyed the time he built the deck on our mobile home in Fredericktown in the 1980’s. We will be looking forward to meeting up with Paul in heaven in the days ahead. Hugs to all!

  • Soo sorry. Always enjoyed him. He leaves a fine legacy through his wonderful family whom I had the honor and pleasure of working with. Hugs and prayers to all of you for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  • Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. Paul always had a smile on his face when I would see him at church. I know he appreciated his family! Sincerely – Bill & Jan Mast

  • So sorry we won’t have the pleasure of see Paul on this earth again. But will see him again some day. He will be missed! Prayers for the family in this difficult time. Thinking of you all!!

  • So sorry to hear about Paul. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Ray & Pat

  • David, Kim, and Kelly Sending you all our deepest condolences. May you all find peace in these hard times. Mike & Joy Letts

  • My deepest condolences go out to David, Kim, Kelly and everyone who knew Paul. I remember him as a great guy.

  • To the families, so sorry for the loss of your loved one, many blessings and prayers.

  • To the special family of our cousin, Paul: We rejoice there is no more pain for Paul! He is rejoicing with the heavenly Father around the throne for ever and ever! He finished the course and his sweet smile only has grown sweeter we are sure! God’s blessings on each of you who remain faithful!

  • Kelley, we are sorry for the loss of your dad I know you was very close to him. My you and your family be blessed at a time like this .God Bless. Ken and Charlene Radke

  • To All of the Shaffer Family,

    We extend our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your loved one.
    Paul and Ralph coached little league baseball together when our boys were playing ball. He was a good friend.

  • To the Shaffer families,
    We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in each other and friends in your time of sorrow.
    Sam, Bunny and Jillian Vance

  • Dave and family, there are never enough words to express my sympathy at times as this. I pray your days are filled with peace, knowing your Dad has received all that has been promised by God. His faithfulness during his own personal trials has been his
    testimony to others of our Lord’s grace and love. I share your sadness and will be thinking of you.

  • I extend my deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of your dad. I have many great memories of him. May you find comfort and peace in the special memories you shared together with one antoher. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Words are hard to come up with at this time, but memories seem to help. Thinking of the fun times we used to have making home made ice cream, oh soooo long ago. Such a GREAT GUY. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  • Shaffer Family,

    You have our deepest sympathy. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • We send our thoughts and prayers to you all in the loss of
    Paul. We remember the times when we were together whether it be New Years’s Day, family get togethers, wedding, graduation parties, building a deck and laying a kitchen floor. All fun times!! Paul will be missed but to know that he no longer has the limitations in his body is a blessing along with the sadness. We love you all and are so sorry for the grief you are experiencing.

  • Kelly& Kim & David & family’s : You have our prayers & sympathy may God give you strength for each day that follow’s and though it may be difficult to see beyond your sorrow the memories you have will comfort you today and tomorrow.
    “May the God of love and peace be with you ” 2nd Corinthians 13:11
    Melvin & Andrea Gantz

  • Dave and family are prayers are with your family at this time of loss. Our community have lost a good neighbor.
    sincerely yours
    Phil and Bev. Edwards.

  • Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your loved one.
    Dallas and Deanna Shira-Tackett

  • David, Diana & family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing, and I didn’t hear about it until today. Paul always held a special place in my heart, he was a wonderful man. You all have been a wonderful family & were always there to help. You all are in my thoughts & prayers.
    Shelli Walker-Mast