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Bob Sheffer

   Mr. Robert D. “Bob” Sheffer, 94, of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday, April 29 at his home.

   Bob was born in Richmond, Indiana on August 8, 1925 to Henry J. & Virgie Winkler Sheffer. He married the former Lucy Preston on November 21, 1953. They were blessed with one son and 52 years together before her death on April 23, 2006.

   Bob lived in Williamsburg most of his life. He taught math and computer science before retiring from the Tech Center of Dayton Public Schools. Bob was formerly a member of the Williamsburg Friends Meeting and was a faithful member of the Williamsburg Church of the Nazarene. He was an active member of Williamsburg Lions Club, serving as President in 1977 and from 1996-98, and was honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow. Bob was active for many years with the Indiana Football Hall of Fame. He also was an enthusiastic greeter to cyclists, runners and walkers who passed by his home near the Cardinal Greenway Williamsburg Trailhead.

  Bob will be missed by his son, Drew Sheffer; grandson, Brandon Sheffer; four great-grandchildren, Seth Sheffer, Shelby Sheffer, Gwyneth Sheffer and Hayden Sheffer; brother, Maurice Sheffer; his special companion, Janice Shute and several nieces & nephews.

   Bob was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Larinda Sheffer; and sisters, Marjorie Stevens and Phyllis McClain.

   Bob’s request was to have a graveside service in Earlham Cemetery.

   Bob further requested that any memorial contributions to be sent to the Williamsburg Church of the Nazarene, PO Box 707, Williamsburg, IN 47393 or the Williamsburg Lions Club Scholarship Fund, PO Box 727, Williamsburg, IN 47393.


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There are no words to express how sad we are about the passing of your dad and grandpa. Drew, Brandon and kids, we are praying for all of you.

Lucille Coddington and family May 2 2020 12:00 AM

I will miss him. He taught me computer back in the middle 1990's. He was a very good greeter at church. My prayers are with you.

Linda Lacey May 2 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear this about Bob. Met him at the Williamsburg bike stop several years ago. He always was a friendly person. He would come over to talk as I stopped for a break. I would wave at Bob every time I rode past his house in hopes that he saw me and waved back. Just wanted to let Bob know I was thinking of him.

Bob Erbse May 1 2020 12:00 AM

We will miss his happy, positive attitude every time wed see him. Drew, Brandon, and kids, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Rick and Sylvia Blunk May 1 2020 12:00 AM

Im so sorry for your loss. Bob was a regular customer of mine at Meijer for several years. I was always happy to see him!!! He was fun to chat with as I rang up his purchases.
After I left for another job, I would run into him regularly and he always hugged me and we would catch up. I was lucky to know him.
Prayers for the family.
Amy Werner

Amy Werner May 1 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn of Bob's passing. He was a good fellow and a fine Williamsburg Lions Club member for a very long time. He attended many of our Centerville Lions Club events. He will be missed by many. Our sympathy to his family. Jim and Sandra Resh

Jim Resh May 1 2020 12:00 AM

Drew, sorry to hear about your Father. God Bless.

Reverend Michael D. Dingle Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

Drew, so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Helen Darr

Helen Darr Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

Bob will be greatly missed at Williamsburg Church of the Nazarene as a greeter and friend! Bob always welcomed everyone in with a smile and usually a hug! One of the first things he asked you was how are you doing? He loved people and that was what Bob was all about! Bob loved others because Jesus loved them and that was enough for him as mentioned by his Pastor Doug Shilts. Bob also enjoyed watching softball games at the Church and he was a scorekeeper for several seasons. I along with everyone at Williamsburg Nazarene will greatly mourn and miss Bob Sheffer. Prayers for Drew and the family too.

Elizabeth Shilts Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family of Bob Sheffer. I met him a couple of times while visiting Williamsburg. He seem to be knowledgeable and welcoming. He also came well recommended by Thelma Greathouse. He will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace fellow Lion and Christian.

Michael Lester Apr 30 2020 12:00 AM

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