He graduated from Red Lion Area Senior High School, Red Lion, Pennsylvania, in 1962. Charles was also a 1990 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Charles N. and Blanche M. (Frey) Shaffer; his first wife: Judith E. (Schmuck) Shaffer; as well as four sisters: Hazel English, Grace Harrison, Charlotte Shock, and Margaret Picone.
Charles is survived by his second wife of twenty-seven years: Mary C.Shaffer; his three children: Melissa A. Marlin, Laura R. Seitz, and Todd A.Shaffer; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
In his lifetime, Charles resided in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Indiana, Vermont, and Missouri. Over the years, he held jobs in printing, moving and storage, truck driving, and grounds keeping.
His passion was reading and studying his Bible, living his life for God, and being a witness for Jesus Christ. He enjoyed working on his car and motorcycle and hiking, hunting, and camping in the beauty of God’s creation.
Charles’ final resting place is the Susquehanna Memorial Gardens in York, Pennsylvania. Contributions may be made in his name to Oxford HealthCare-Home Care & Hospice, 3660 S. National, Suite 300, P.O.Box 10939, Springfield, Missouri 65808-0939.
Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.