NORTH KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Gregory Theodore Scheffer, 58, died April 3, 2007, after an extended illness.
Born Jan. 4, 1949 in Cairo, Ill., he worked in the high-rise window washing business for 30 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1969 in the First Air Calvary Division. He was president of the Vietnam Veterans of America. He was given the special honor of The Order of the Silver Rose, nationally bestowed for exposure to the danger of Agent Orange in Vietnam. He was also awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four Campaign Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, two Overseas Service Bars, Air Medal and Army Commendation Medal.
On March 3, 1996, he married Pamela Scheffer who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, Zachary (Thanyalack) Scheffer of Greensboro; two daughters, Nichole Noblitt and Carrie (Cam) Taylor of Kannapolis; three brothers, Charles Scheffer of Greensboro, Stephen Scheffer of Fort Worth, Texas, and Richard Scheffer of Charleston, Mo.; five sisters, Ruth Ellen Kollmeyer of Fairbanks, Ala., Mary Sue Geraghty of Greensboro, Mary Rita Scheffer of Charleston, Rose Mary Lund of Minneapolis and Alice Harvell of Charleston; and six grandchildren.
Services were Friday at the North Kannapolis Baptist Church in Kannapolis with the Rev. David Prather officiating.
Graveside services were Saturday at the West Concord Cemetery with full military rites by DAV Chapter 27.
Pallbearers were: Nelson Lee, Don Poush, Butch Petrea, James Barbee, Ken Sellers and Gary Fisher.
Honorary pallbearers were Ken Orbison and Reggie Otten.