Karl E. Shafer Sr., 79, of Searcy went to meet the Good Lord on July 12, 2020. He was born June 23, 1941 in Georgetown, AR. He was a lifelong farmer and professional equipment operator. In Karl’s words a jack of all trades but master of none.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years; Vonda McKay Shafer, two sons; (Gene) Karl E. Shafer Jr. and (Mitch) Mitchell Wayne Shafer his wife Tamara, three grandkids; (Trey) Karl E. Shafer III his wife McKennly, Nathan Lynn Shafer, Alyssa Phillips, one great-grandchild; Kimber Jane Shafer, one sister; Robbie Shafer Payne her husband Phil, one brother; (Bobby) Robert O. Shafer his wife Angie, nieces and nephews; Scott Payne, Dana Payne Edwards, (Mac) Robert, Eric, Allison, Clay, great-nieces and nephews; Nathan, Dean, Phillip, Anna, and Jessica.
He was preceded in death by his father; Robert O. Shafer Sr., mother Yeyou McGuire Shafer, grandfather; R. E. Shafer his wife Ducky, Poppa McGuire and Momma McGuire, and nephew Scott Payne.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in the Searcy McEuen Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to:
Arkansas Childrens Hospital
1 Childrens Way
Little Rock, AR 72202
St. Jude Researcy Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105