The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

December 21, 2013

William N. ‘Bill’ Shafer Jr.

NORMAN — William N. “Bill” Shafer Jr., 69, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Norman. Bill was born in Shawnee to William Noel Shafer Sr. and Norma Lou McClain on June 30, 1944. Bill’s family moved to Altus where he was raised and graduated from high school.

He attended Oklahoma Christian College where he met his first wife, Paulette. They were married Aug. 31, 1963, and raised their family in Edmond. For six years, he proudly served his country in the National Guard.

Bill had a long successful career in information technology working for National Share Data and as a senior vice president for Liberty National Bank. He continued his career in 1990 with the Office of State Finance, where he was director of information services for the entire state of Oklahoma until he retired in 2006.

Bill married Lexa Carden in Dec. 17, 1994, in Norman. Bill loved spending time with his family and friends singing and playing classic country music on his guitar. He loved traveling with the Corvette Club, going on cruises with his wife, Lexa, and spending time at one of his favorite places in the Wichita Mountains.

Bill will be remembered by his family for having an outgoing personality and just fun to be around.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Lexa; daughter, Shawn Shafer of Oklahoma City; sons, Steve Shafer of Oklahoma City, Wes Hamm of San Francisco and Scott Hamm and his wife Tiffany of Oletha, Kan.; mother of Steve and Shawn Shafer, Paulette Shafer of Edmond, brother, Mark Shafer of Charlotte, N.C.; sister Gina Huey and her husband Clark of Altus; nephew, Taylor Huey; and grandchildren, Natalie Hamm, Amanda Hamm and Amelia Hamm.

He is survived by a host of other family members and friends. The family requests that in memory of Bill, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Lora M. Dodd

    Lora M. Dodd, life-long resident of Norman, passed away peacefully Monday, April 14, 2014, at Norman Regional Hospital at the age of 91. She was born Oct. 7, 1922, the first of six children born to Harry L. McFarland and Emma (Brown) ...

    April 17, 2014

  • Floyd Lemuel Cox

    Floyd Lemuel Cox, 67, of Noble, passed away unexpectedly at home Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He was born June 6, 1946, in Noble. He was the fifth child of nine children born to Lemuel Cox and Opal Irene (Bentley) Cox....

    April 17, 2014

  • Robert Lytle Allen

    Robert Lytle Allen died Friday, April 11, 2014, at the age of 96. Mr. Allen was born Jan. 10, 1918, in Cleveland to Samuel William and Nellie Dunlap Allen. He was a longtime resident of Grove City, Pa., and resided part-time in Venice, ...

    April 16, 2014

  • John Leonard Humphrey

    John Leonard Humphrey, 81, of Norman, passed away peacefully with family surrounding him Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Norman....

    April 16, 2014

  • David Lynn Collins

    David Lynn Collins, 63, of Norman, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 30, 2014. David was born Aug. 14, 1950, in Norman. He was the fourth child of JR and Lotella Voncille Collins....

    April 16, 2014

  • Marylin E. Carpenter

    Marylin E. Carpenter, 92, of Harrison, Tenn., passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. A native of Arkansas, she lived in Oklahoma most of her life before moving back to Hot Springs, Ark., and then to Tennessee. She was a member of the ...

    April 15, 2014

  • Harry Howard Henninger

    Harry Howard Henninger, 90, of Ardmore, was called home to the Lord on Saturday, April 12, 2014. He was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Elmore City as an only child to Ted and Dora (Morse) Henninger....

    April 15, 2014

  • Karen Jeffery Hines

    Karen Jeffery Hines, 62, passed away on her birthday, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She was born April 9, 1952, at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md. Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Gaylon Wayne Hines....

    April 15, 2014

  • Dr. James M. Gray

    Dr. James M. Gray, 74, longtime Grove resident, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, with his family by his side....

    April 15, 2014

  • Mary L. Semore

    Mary L. Semore, of Norman, was born June 23, 1934, in Eufaula to Sam and Mary Clark Jennings and passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Norman at the age of 79....

    April 15, 2014