BANNER – Thomas Ray “Tommy” Shafer, 58, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at his sister’s residence. He was born May 14, 1955, in Lebanon, Tenn., to Thomas Robert Shafer and Jean Shafer Freeman. He was a member of Pontotoc Church of Christ. He worked in sales for many years and was a self-employed painter until he became disabled. He was an avid fisherman.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Minister Evan Kirby officiating. Burial will follow in the Banner Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Dorothy Little Shafer; a daughter, Tosha Surrette (Breck) of Water Valley; a son, Chris Shafer of Banner; two sisters, Patricia Hall (James) of Etta and Nancy White (Michael) of Tupelo; one brother, Mike Shafer (Rener) of Etta; three grandchildren; and 14 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his parents; and his stepfather, Jim Freeman.
Pallbearers will be Mark Waldrop, Adam Wortham, Breck Surrette, Jeff Oliver, Robbie Cosby and Kevin Kirby.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.