James “Jim” Odell Schaffer

01/15/1944 –


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James (Jim) Odell Schaffer was born in Missoula, Montana to Sylvester A. and Mildred Fausett Schaffer on January 15, 1944. He joined in Spirit with his Heavenly Father on February 7, 2020. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday March 7th at the Crane County Senior Citizen’s Center in Crane, Tx.

Jim graduated from high school in 1963. He married Brenda Joyce Bates on June 27, 1965 in Navajo, New Mexico. She was the love of his life for 54 years. They moved to Crane, Texas in 1967.

Jim and Brenda were blessed with two sons: Kevin Don Schaffer born March 1, 1967 of Amarillo, TX and Michael James Schaffer born June 4, 1970 of Crane, TX.

Jim worked in the oil industry for 37 years. He was employed by BP Oil Company the last two years of his career.

Jim and Brenda and their two boys were active charter members of the Dorothea Street Church of Christ. Jim was instrumental in restructuring the church building where he was later appointed as an Elder of the congregation.

Jim is survived by his two sons, Kevin and his wife Michele, Michael and his wife Danielle; nine grandchildren, Elise, Ethan, Madalyn, Bailey, Brittney, Jacob, Erik, Emily and Lily; two brothers, Daniel Schaffer and wife Deanna, Albert Schaffer and wife Sue, and one sister Delores Lewis. As well as several nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife Brenda, his father Sylvester, his mother Mildred, his sister Mary Jo, and brother Donald.


10 thoughts on “James “Jim” Odell Schaffer”

  1. Kevin we are so sorry for your tremendous earthly loss. We are happy he has reached the goal of meeting his Heavenly Father! We will pray for you and your family during this time.

  2. Blessings to you, Michele, your kids and extended family. Peace and comfort to you all from our loving Father and Lord Jesus Christ. Betsey and I share your loss as our parents are in residence with your mother and father in heaven. Love you all.

  3. My deepest sympathy the precious family. My memories of Jim are laced with laughter. He loved his church and his family. What a blessing he was to me and my family. May God grant you all the peace that passes understanding.

  4. A loving neighbor and a man with a big heart! You’ll always be in our hearts. ❤️ Prayers for the family.

  5. Kevin, our love to you and all the family! We rejoice in your dad’s love for Jesus and others. His great faith lives on through your good life and praise of our loving Lord. Thank you, especially for your influence, leadership and friendship to my son, Matt and his family. Charlotte and I love you.

  6. Tracy Watson Moore

    Your dad was always the joksester when I was around. He always asked how I was and when I was not where he thought I should be he said a prayer with me. I will miss his smiling face, but I am glad he is in heaven with Brenda. My prayers are with you and Michael and your family. All my love

  7. T j and Janice Scroggins

    We are so sorry for your guys loss. TJ and Janice Scroggins, daughter Mikaela and husband Ethan and son James.

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