John "Piddle" Schaffer, age 81, of Sikeston, died November 24, 2013 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born March 23, 1932, in Catron, Mo., to the late Illia and Jessie Wren Schaffer.
He was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston where he served as deacon and superintendent of Sunday school for over 25 years. He retired from Noranda Aluminum after 28 years of service.
He was in the Army and served in the Korean War.
On September 30, 1950, in Pigott Arkansas he married Ruth Buchanan, and she survives of the home.
Other Survivors include; one son and daughter -in- law, Jamie and Sherry Schaffer of Sikeston; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Tammy and Lynn McMackin of Sikeston, Debbie and Mike Limberg of Ceresco Nebraska; one brother Ezra Hooven of Florida; three sisters, Lorene Willard of Equality IL, Rose Reynolds of Rockford IL and Mary Jo Nichols of Tuscola IL; 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great- great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one great-great grandchild, one brother and one sister.
Visitation is from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Charles Woodard will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Jamie Schaffer, Jody O'Barr, Michael Schaffer, Chris Schaffer, Lynn McMackin and Joe Buchanan. Honorary Pallbearers will be Collin Putnam, Charles Smith, Preston Arnold and David DeRoush.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston with full military honors.