Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

November 23, 2012

R.B. Shiflet


Mineral Wells Index

— R.B. Shiflet, 93, died Nov. 21, 2012, in a Mineral Wells assisted living facility.

Service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Eleventh Avenue Church with pastors Charles Mays, Charles Wages, Gregg Bing, Mark Carr, Bill Hudson and Jim Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Park Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

He was born May 6, 1919, in Alvarado, Texas, the son of Nicholas and Pearl Spence Shiflet. He married Lorena Goyne on Sept. 1, 1944, in Fort Worth. He had lived in Mineral Wells since 1950, when he became the founding pastor of Eleventh Avenue Church. He preached his last sermon in March 2010. He received his master’s in Education from TCU. He was a teacher and administrator for Mineral Wells schools from 1953-1981. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Philippines in World War II, and was there when the country was liberated.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Richard and Vera Stilwell, of Mineral Wells; sons and daughter-in-law, Robert and Estha Shiflet, of Weatherford, Texas, and Randy Shiflet, of North Richland Hills, Texas; grandchildren and spouses, Rick and Jane Stilwell, of Bedford, Texas, Cindy Rollins and John, of Mineral Wells, Rob and Melissa Shiflet, of Denton, Texas, Guy and Stephanie Stilwell, of Flower Mound, Texas, Tom and Carrie Shiflet, of North Richland Hills, Sandra and Tom Pierson, of Mineral Wells, Ryan Shiflet, of Fort Worth, Russell Shiflet, of Fort Worth, Nikki and Phil Bossaller, of Mineral Wells, and Jimmie and Jennifer Nix, of Fort Worth; sister-in-law, Nina Olson, of Arlington, Texas; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his memory to Eleventh Avenue Church Camp Fund, P.O. Box 473, Mineral Wells, TX 76068.

Condolences may be left at www.bcbfuneralhome.com.

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home