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Ellis Houston Shifflett, III

Ellis Houston Shifflett, III, 67, passed away on August 25, 2022 in Goochland, VA after battling cancer. Dad you will be missed by us all and remain to be loved by your family and friends.

“If the good Lord is willing and the creek don’t rise”

Ellis was a man of many skills. He was a professional painter in the Richmond, VA area for many years. He loved teaching his sons how to throw and catch a ball, how to fish (maybe a fishing lesson here and there), how to love and enjoy the outdoors, the joy found when working with your hands, what makes motors crank, how to be great guys and even greater dads. Ellis also enjoyed living life, an ice cold tasty beverage, shooting pool, some good ol’ music, family, friends, throwing some shoes and older cars!

Ellis is preceded in death by his grandmother, Esther Virginia Shifflett; grandfather, Ellis Houston Shifflett, Sr.; mother, Katherine Seay; father, Ellis Houston Shifflett, Jr.; and his sister, Essie Shifflett. Ellis is survived and loved by Robbie Neagle and their four sons, Ellis H. Shifflett IV, Marcus A. Shifflett, Christopher B. Shifflett and Michael L. Shifflett; sisters, Vonnie Bettis, Janice Talley, Wanda Butler and Joanna Wharton; brothers, Steve Shifflett, Ranny Seay, Eugene Seay, Jeff Seay and Gregory Seay; his long time love and friend, Wilma Hurt; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. We are going to miss you so much. We all love you and hope to be with you again someday.

Ellis has been cremated and his cremains will be spread with the immediate family after the celebration of life. His celebration of life will be open to friends and family and will be held from 12-4pm on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the Louisa Moose Lodge, 349 School Bus Road, Louisa, VA 23093 . Arrangements are being handled by Norman Funeral Chapel in Goochland, VA.

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