Richmond Times-Dispatch

SHEAFFER, Lee Benjamin,


November 17, 1932 to November 5, 2020.

Dr. Reverend Lee Sheaffer achieved resurrecti­on on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

He served as a pastor in the EUB/United Methodist Church for over 50 years, serving many churches and as District Superinten­dent in three districts in the Virginia Conference. Dr. Sheaffer graduated from Shenandoah College in Dayton, Va., Bridgewate­r College in Bridgewate­r, Va. and The United Theologica­l Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and was awarded a Doctor of Divinity from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. He served as a trustee to Shenandoah University from 1964 to 2004.

Dr. Sheaffer was preceded to the afterlife by one son, Jonathan Bruce Sheaffer; and survived by his loving wife, Sue Anderson Sheaffer; two children, Lee B. Sheaffer Jr. and Gina Sheaffer

Thornton. He has five grandchild­ren and one great-grandchild. He will be greatly missed by both family and the many congregati­ons he led.

In lieu of flowers, it was Dr. Sheaffer’s request that donations be made to the Lee B. & Sue A. Sheaffer Scholarshi­p fund at Shenandoah University, The Office of Advancemen­t, Shenandoah University, 1460 University Drive, Winchester, Va. 22601.

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