John W. Sheffer was born near Hunter, Oklahoma, September 10, 1921 to Lewis T. and Maude Brower Sheffer and went to his heavenly home, November 20, 2010. He attended Evergreen Country School West of Hunter until fourth grade at which time the family moved West of Billings, and attended Garber School graduating in 1939. He worked for a short time for Williams Brothers in Vermont before entering the Army in World War II. He served with the 4th Infantry Division in the initial Normandy Invasion going in on Utah Beach. He received the Quad a la gar French medal for the liberation of France, as well as five battle stars for Normandy Invasion, Battle of St. Lo in France, Crossing Siegfried line into Germany, Battle of Bulge in Belgium and Battle of Hurtgen Forrest. After being discharged he returned to the BillingsGarber area working for Champlin until going into farming full time. He spent the remaining years loving the land he farmed and serving the Lord. He is survived by his wife of 57 years the former LaVelle Terrel Sheffer, a daughter, Janene and her husband, Lynn Yost, and a son, Phillip and his wife, Helen, both of Garber, and two granddaughters and one grandson, nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, his first wife, Gladys Harmon Skaggs, a son, Travis and infant daughter. Also two brothers, Alvin and Gene, and a sister, Thelma Lou White, and a very special Army Buddy from Springwater, New York, Eugene Pete Englert. He was an active member of Billings Christian Church serving as Chairman of the Board many times, Chairman of the Building Committee when the Church was built and Chairman of the Elders the last 25 years. He was Past Master of the Masons and received his 60 year pin in 2009 also past Worthy Patron of Eastern Star. He was a charter member of the Billings Rural Fire Association and served as SecretaryTreasurer for 30 years. He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at the Billings Christian Church. Kent Reubell will officiate. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Enid. Services are under the direction of Dugger Funeral Home in Billings. Memorials may be made to the Billings Christian Church in care of Dugger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 41, Billings, Oklahoma 74630. Online condolences may be sent to the family using the online guestbook at www.duggerfuneralhome.com.