Obituary of Earnest Thomas Shiflett, Sr.
Funeral services for Earnest Thomas Shiflett, Sr., age 95, of Woodland will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 1:00 PM at Benefield Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Taylor’s Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00-7:00 PM on Monday, January 10, 2022.
Mr. Shiflett passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Lydia Lucille Chappell Shiflett of Woodland; one daughter, Deborah Davis (Barry) of Douglasville, GA; two sons, Mark Shiflett of Marietta, GA and Earnest “Tom” Thomas Shiflett, Jr. (Robin) of Waynesboro, GA; three grandchildren, Zack Shiflett, Kristin Howard, and B.J. Davis; three great-grandchildren, Ryder Howard, Daisy Davis and Breydon Davis; and one brother, Billy Ray Shiflett (Wanda) of Oklahoma.
Pallbearers will be Mark Shiflett, Tom Shiflett, Beau Rollins, Kenneth Spradlin, Zack Shiflett, and B.J. Davis.
A Randolph Co. native, Mr. Shiflett was born on November 18, 1926, the son of Lewis and Minnie Meachum Shiflett. He was a veteran of the United States Navy where he served in World War II. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Shiflett owned and operated Shiflett Electric Company for over 50 years. Mr. Shiflett was Christian by faith. Mr. Shiflett was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings, Lilly Mae Cagle and Elbert Owen Shiflett.