GREGORY, JR., JOHN SHAFFER "SHAF" age 85, went to be with the Lord on February, 12, 2013. He was a pioneer in TV broadcasting in the early 50s with WBRC in Birmingham. Shaf was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy, and served subsequently in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He was a Master Mason and a Shriner, and served his community for many years as a Rotarian. Shaf was a Manager/Vice President at A.G.Edwards and Sons, Inc., for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Vivian, of 55 years, his three children, Shaf III, Donna, and Marilee, and eight grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 15, from 1:00-2:00 at Ridout's Chapel - Elmwood in Birmingham. There will be a graveside service immediately following at Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in loving memory to their charity of choice .