SIKESTON -- Jess David "J.D." Schaffer, 75, died at 9:03 a.m. Nov. 4, 2006, in the emergency room at Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Born April 9, 1931, in Kewanee, son of the late James Clifford and Mary Magaline Roberts Schaffer, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and worked for the Walter Dollinger Co. of St. Louis for 30 years. He had been a member of the Sikeston Jaycees and was the 1965 general chairman of the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. He was a member for over 40 years of the Sikeston Elks Lodge 2319 and was a past trustee. He formerly managed Mike's Supply House in Sikeston and managed Babe Ruth League baseball teams for several years.
On May 29, 1950, in Clay County, Ark., he married Corrine L. Moulder who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Kenneth Owens Jr. of Millersburg and Davene and Terry Schaefer of Sikeston; two brothers, James C. Schaffer of Advance and John Thomas Schaffer of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Jacquelyn Crews of Memphis; and four grandchildren, Leslie Ballard of Gainesville, Fla., James N. Owens of Springfield and Martin Schaefer and Terri Schaefer of Sikeston.
One brother, Joe Daniel Schaffer; and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Larue Schaefer, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Ron Tate, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
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may be made to:
American Heart Association
460 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63141