William Samuel (Billy) Shaffer, 68, of Hillsboro (Marshall Township), passed away Nov. 24, 2022 in the comfort of his own home.

He was born Oct. 17, 1954 in Hillsboro to William Pierce and Virginia Evelyn (Flora) Shaffer.

Billy was the pastor of Rocky Mountain High Church in Hillsboro. Billy spent 40 years in the ministry evangelizing, pastoring, traveling, playing music and singing. In his earlier years, he ran and operated Mission America out of New Vienna and Charity Mission Inc. out of Hillsboro, serving the communities with the love of Jesus, food, clothing and gifts at Christmas time to the Appalachian communities.

Billy was a United States Navy Vietnam veteran, where he served for four years. He was able to travel to many countries. He often spoke of being able to stand in “Paul's shoes” from Mars Hill. Billy owned and operated Shaffer's Complete Home Repair for 25 years.

Billy is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cindy (Golden) Shaffer, whom he married Oct. 4, 1978; one son, Jerry (Alicia) Shaffer of Hillsboro; two daughters, Samantha (Nick) Birkhimer of Hillsboro and Tami (Nathan) Bradley of Hillsboro; eight grandchildren, Cordell (Kylee Walters) Shaffer, Ally Hutchins, Emma Birkhimer, Levi Birkhimer, Noah Birkhimer, Kendra (Michael Hartley) Scott, Caden Mckay and Bryson Mckay; four great-grandchildren, Brantley, Aubree, Addilyn and Brooklyn Hartley; three brothers, Tony (Rhonda) Shaffer of Hillsboro, Keith Shaffer of Hillsboro and Kelvin Shaffer of New Vienna; four sisters, Sandra (Walter) Barnett of Winterhaven, Fla., Patricia Huston of Wilmington, Sharon Potter of Hillsboro and Lisa Hibbs of Hillsboro; mother-in-law, Claudette Golden; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and loads of church family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Pierce and Virginia Evelyn Shaffer; his sister, Gloria Jean Newland; and father-in-law, Kenneth Golden.

Celebration of life will be Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022 at noon at the Thompson Funeral Home at 241 E. Main Street, Hillsboro. The Highland County Honor Guard will lead services at noon.

Friends may call Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of services at the Thompson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Thompson Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.
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