George “Jake” Wilson Shafer, Sr., 82, of Natural Bridge, passed away Thursday, November 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 (November 10). Online condolences may be made at www.botetourtfuneralhome.com or 540-254-3000.