Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Dennis Eugene Shaffer

Dennis Eugene Shaffer, 49, of New London, passed away surrounded by his loving family Monday December 4, 2017 at his home after battling liver cancer. His memorial service will be 4 PM on Thursday December 7, 2017 at Stanly Funeral Cremation Care Chapel with Rev. Brandon King officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 PM until 4 PM prior to the service.

Dennis was born on March 30, 1968 in Mecklenburg County, NC and was the son of Frances Louise Hartis McMahan and Richard Edward McMahan. He was an employee with Southeastern Plumbing and Heating.

Mr. Shaffer is survived by his wife Patricia Louise Sterling Shaffer of the home. Other survivors include a son Brandon Shaffer of Locust, NC, daughter Hailey Shaffer Barbee (Scott) of Locust, NC, a brother Michael Cagle (Jules) of Rock Hill, SC, sisters Pamela Barrett of Albemarle, NC, Karen Massey of Charlotte, NC, and Kim Strickland of Pennington, GA., six grandchildren Kaiden Barbee, Alissa Merchel, Sierrha Rose, Aubree Dobson, Sabrea Murphy and Joseph Hadley, II, stepsons Daniel Murphy (Tammy) of Olean, NY, Joseph Hadley and girlfriend Amanda Smith of Denton, NC, stepdaughters Kimberly Murphy of Denton, NC and Jennifer Hadley and Fiancé Jason Dobson of Ceres, NY.


  • Randy Lowder Posted December 5, 2017 2:56 pm

    Patty I’m so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. You and your family are in my prayers. If you need anything, let us know.

  • Jean Prince Posted December 6, 2017 11:28 am

    I am so sorry for your loss her was one of a kind he will be missed Prayers for the family

  • Marilyn Hobson & Marty Carroll Posted December 6, 2017 1:50 pm

    Our hearts go out to you Patty and your family. Never was there ever a more wonderful wife for a deserving husband. We will always be here for you.

  • Sharon and Billy HUNSUCKER Posted December 6, 2017 2:43 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss we were good friends with Dennis He will truly be missed and missed by all

  • BAKER FAMILY Posted December 7, 2017 9:57 am

    We are so sorry to hear of Dennis passing away. He will forever be in our memories. The family and friends of Dennis are in our thoughts and prayers. – Ed, Loma and Rhonda Baker

  • Tht Rivers Family Posted December 8, 2017 7:27 am

    I wish to express my deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone cannot ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, “And he(GOD) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. May God give you comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our love ones we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected John 5:28-29. May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you during the difficult days

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