Lucien Cason Schaffer Sr.

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 4, 2015

Lucien Cason Schaffer Sr. died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at his home. He was 87.

A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, he was born July 10, 1927, to George Michael and Lucie B. Cason Schaffer.

Cason was a 1946 graduate of Carr Central High School, a graduate of Mississippi State University and earned one year toward a master’s of social work from Louisiana State University. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army in Korea from 1946 to 1952. He was retired from the Warren County Human Services where he was employed as a social worker devoting his time to working with foster children.

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A devoted father, he was active as scoutmaster for Crawford Street United Methodist Church’s Troop 109 and served as commissioner of Little League baseball for many years. He established the Old Courthouse Fall Flea Market and was the coordinator of the event for 30 years; was secretary for the Vicksburg Coin Club, president of the Vicksburg Paddlewheelers, and was an active member of Bovina United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances Currey Schaffer; four sons, G. William “Bill” Schaffer (Donna) of St. Louis; Lucien Cason Schaffer Jr. (Elaine) of League City, Texas; Robert M. Schaffer (Kimbilia) of Vicksburg; and Russell A. Schaffer (Teresa) of Flora; four grandchildren, Jennifer Schaffer McGahey (Adam), Laura Schaffer Thompson (Patrick), Daniel Cason Schaffer, and Frances Ann Schaffer; three great-grandchildren, Isabella and Maggie McGahey, and Cason Ray Thompson and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Francis Calmes Schaffer, and by two stepbrothers and three stepsisters.

Services will be Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. John Evans, pastor of Bovina United Methodist Church, officiating.

Visitation will be at Glenwood Funeral Home Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., and Monday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. Burial will be at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his sons (Bill, Lucien, Robert and Russell), grandson (Daniel), nephew (George Michael Schaffer), Adam McGahey and Patrick Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Bovina United Methodist Church, members of the Vicksburg Coin Club, Dr. Walter Johnston, and the staff of Hospice Advantage.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Bovina United Methodist Church, 70 Bovina Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39180.