Herbert Chris Schafer 8/1/1934-
8/16/2020 WINSTON-SALEM – Herbert Chris Schafer, 86, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina due to issues of COVID-19. Mr. Schafer was born upon August 1, 1934 to Dorothy Higgins Schafer and Chris Jacob Schafer, Jr. in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In 1952, he graduated from Mary D. Bradford Senior High School, Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Mr. Schafer then transferred to North Carolina after being awarded a full four-year scholarship in Textiles to North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Through his involvement with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at North Carolina State University, he met his spouse, Virginia Lee Jones. They were wed on June 14, 1958 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
After residing in Asheville, North Carolina and working for American Enka Business for one year, they moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina where Mr. Schafer earned his Master of Service Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1960.
The Schafers then transferred to Atlanta, Georgia where they lived for forty-nine years. He started his sixty-year profession with The Prudential Insurer of America as an Insurance coverage Agent and later ended up being a Chartered Life Underwriter, CLU in 1970. In 1981, he made his Master of Science and Financial Services from The American College and in 1982 was acknowledged as a Chartered Financial Consultant from The American College. He is kept in mind for his steadfast dedication to his customers and colleagues. Mr. and Mrs. Schafer’s Christian fellowship was the center of their life while residing in Atlanta, first participating in Northwoods Bible Chapel and later on North Atlanta Bible Chapel. Mr. Schafer’s participation with the Lord’s commission was prevalent and honored his individual dedication to advancing God’s work.
In 2009, the Schafers relocated to Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As an eleven-year citizen of Arbor Acres, he remained active in the life insurance coverage and financial planning market while being involved in numerous roles as a supporter for senior grownups; President of the Male’s Club and was presently the Arbor Acres Agent to the North Carolina Continuing Care Homeowners Association.
Mr. Herbert Schafer is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Paul S. Schafer. He is endured by his better half of 62 years, Virginia Jones Schafer of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; his 2 daughters: Sharon Schafer Kennedy and husband William Moore Kennedy of Charlotte, North Carolina and Sally Schafer Thomas and other half Dr. Christopher Reid Thomas of Spartanburg, South Carolina; his three grandchildren: Kathryn Lee Kennedy of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Virginia Metcalf Thomas and Reid Schafer Thomas of Spartanburg, South Carolina; and his sibling, Beverly S. Petersen of Stuart, Florida.
He leaves behind an everlasting tradition of his faith in God, strength, love and commitment to his family as their cherished Pa.
. A private graveside service officiated by Rod Sharp of Winston-Salem, North Carolina was held by his instant household on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11am at Forsyth Memorial Park in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, memorials might be made to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Account: Carolinas Vision, P.O. Box 7895, Madison, Wisconsin 53719 https://donate.intervarsity.org/donate#20542 (Email firstname.lastname@example.org to suggest your present was in memory of Herbert Chris Schafer) or a charitable company of your option. The Schafer family prepares to commemorate Herb’s life with a memorial service to be held at a later date.
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