James Shiflett
James Shiflett
  • December 2, 1920 - November 11, 2017
  • Earlysville, Virginia

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J.O. “Orvin” Shiflett, 96 of Earlysville, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Born on December 2, 1920 in Greene County he was a son of the late Elijah and Christine Marshall Shiflett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Neva Snow Shiflett and his sister Hazel Herring.

J.O. is survived by his son, J.E. (Jimmy) Shifflett and his wife Betty; two daughters, Jo Ann Anderson, and Cindy Kent and her husband Wes; eight grandchildren, Jeffery Anderson, and his wife Claire, Marty Shifflett and his wife Laura, Justin Kent and his wife Jamie, Catherine Ignudo and her husband Angelo, Suzy Ornee and her husband Chris, Stacey Schellhammer and her husband Chris, Ashley Wallace and Emily Dickerson and her husband Ryan; and, 13 great grandchildren. He will also be sorely missed by his sister Doris Richards and a host of family and friends.

J.O. served in the U.S. Army during WWII having served the European Campaign and awarded the Purple Heart. He was a retired painting contractor. J.O. was an avid outdoorsman and gardener. He was a charter member of Cherry Avenue Christian Church; his greatest love however, was his children and family.

A funeral service will be conducted 11:00am Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Cherry Avenue Christian Church. A reception will immediately follow at the church. Graveside services will take place at 1:30pm at Monticello Memory Gardens where J.O. will be reunited and laid to rest next to his wife, Neva.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30pm Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Teague Funeral Home.

The family suggests that memorial contributions in J.O.’s memory be made to Cherry Avenue Christian Church, 1720 Cherry Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903.