Donald Gowl Shifflett passed peacefully at Augusta Health Centcaer in Augusta County on October 13, 2020.

Donald was born July 15, 1933 in Augusta County to the late Harry W. and Ruby Gowl Shifflett. Donald resided in Louisa County with his wife of 66 years, Verna Jean Stovall Shifflett, prior to moving to Augusta County at Legacy Assistant Living Complex. 

Donald served his country as an airman in the United States Navy from 1951 until 1954. He was honorably discharged with a National Defense Service Medal. Donald retired from Occoquan Service Waste Water Plant as manager. He was a member of Blue Ridge Shores Baptist Church where he served as a trustee and deacon.

Donald is preceded in death by two sons, David and Steven Shifflett; one sister, Dorothy Moyers; and two brothers, Otis and David Shifflett. 

He is survived by his wife, Verna Jean Stovall Shifflett; one son, Donald L. Shifflett; his siblings, Harry (Sonny) Shifflett (Kat) and Carolyn Kontsis (Dino), of Louisa; two grandchildren, Amanda Shifflett Medlin and husband of Asheville, North Carolina, Eric Shifflett of Rutherfordton, North Carolina; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020 in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Louisa with Dr. Steven Whetzel officiating.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Blue Ridge Shores Baptist Church, 1250 Firehouse Drive, Louisa, VA 23093.

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