Marvin O. Shafer, Jr., 94, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Graham. Visitation will be Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Home. A Graveside funeral will be Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Newcastle Cemetery in Newcastle, Texas under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Marvin was born January 11, 1925 in Best, Texas to the late Marvin Ozias Shafer and Eddie Naomi Hooker Shafer. He was a World War II Veteran of the United States Navy. Marvin married Johnnie B. Boyles, May 1, 1947 in San Angelo, Texas. He was a retired conductor for Santa Fe Railroad. Marvin moved to Graham in 1988 from Lubbock, Texas. He was a member of Young County Masonic Lodge #485. He was a member of Salem-Crestview United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Johnnie B. Shafer of Graham; daughters, Sharon Sumner and husband, Jasper of Graham and Paula Wells and husband, Kenneth of Arizona City, Arizona; son, Denis Hill Shafer of Liberty Hill; grandchildren, Leslie Wells of Lubbock, Kevin Sumner of Graham, Jody Wells and wife, Katherine of Lubbock, Michael Sumner and wife, Kelly of Midlothian, Lori Hufstedler and husband, Joshua of Graham; great grandchildren, Hannah, Kate, Emma, Owen, Jacob, Mackenzie, Emily, Kolby and Luke.