Charles A. Sheaffer, 89, of Mount Pleasant Mills, entered Eternal Rest on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Lewisburg Evangelical Community Hospital.
Born December 24, 1931 in McAlisterville, son of the late Homer E. Sheaffer and Minnie L. Martin.
On August 16, 1952, Charles married his sweet and precious wife, Helen (Graham) Sheaffer. They shared more than 69 years of a beautiful marriage.
At a young age, Charles served in the United States Army from October 26, 1953 until his honorable release on October 25, 1955.
Charles was employed at Wood-Mode Cabinetry in Kreamer from where he retired after 43 years of service. He also pastored the Tuscarora Brothers Church and the Farmers Grove Brothers Church for over 30 years.
He was a proud, golden member of the Brethren Church. Charles enjoyed watching Philly baseball and Eagles football, as well as playing baseball in his youth. He also enjoyed hunting rabbits and deer, woodworking, landscaping, and yard work. He was very meticulous and particular with the maintenance of his lawn. Her greatest joy in life was loving her children, grandson and great grandchildren.
Charles was the last of his immediate family.
Charles is survived by his beloved wife, Helen; two daughters, Sharon Leonard and her husband David Rapp of Mount Pleasant Mills, and Susan K. Hoffman of Selinsgrove; a grandson, Christopher M. Leonard and his wife Allison of Mount Pleasant Mills; two great-grandchildren, Timothy Charles Leonard and Elizabeth Leonard; and step-grandchildren, Travis Maurer and Thomas Maurer, both of Milton.
His parents died before him; infant son, Barry Sheaffer; three brothers, Palmer Sheaffer, Wilmer Sheaffer and John N. Sheaffer; and two sisters, Joanne Sheaffer and Pauline Sheaffer.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 29, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a funeral service from 2 p.m. at Aline Methodist Church, 400 Aline Church Road, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Valerie Delooze and the Bishop William Luckadoo officiating.
Interment will follow immediately in Aline cemetery.
Full Military Honors will be bestowed by American Legion Selinsgrove Victory Post # 25 and Selinsgrove VFW Post # 6631.
Arrangements have been made with George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills.