George "Jake" Wilson Shafer Sr., 82, of Natural Bridge died Nov. 2

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George “Jake” Wilson Shafer Sr., 82, of Natural Bridge, passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Dollie Shafer; sister, Mary “Tottsie” Thompson; and daughter, Regina Shafer Jones.

He retired from Robertson Fowler with 55 years of service and then at Randy Hostetter Excavating for several years.

He is survived by his sons, George Jr., Stevie, and Kenny Shafer; grandchildren, Erica, Jared and Jacob Shafer; great-granddaughter, Paisley Shafer; special friends, Danny Bryant, his racetrack buddy; Shelia Southers and Brenda St. Claire, for help in caring for him. Special thanks to the Hospice ladies from Lexington.

A tribute to Jake’s life and love for the Natural Bridge Speedway will be held at Friday night’s race, Nov 10.

Online condolences may be made at or (540) 254-3000.


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