Clifford E. Shafer, 86, of Central Point, Ore., passed away Monday, May 16, 2011, at Three Fountains Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Medford, Ore.

Clifford was born March 27, 1925, in Granite Falls, Wash. He trained in the Navy, and also worked as a heavy equipment diesel mechanic.

Clifford was an active member of the Medford First Church of the Nazarene for over 50 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Margery Shafer, who now resides at Wynwood of Rogue Valley; son, Richard Shafer; daughter, Debbie Hooper; a brother, Paul Shafer; two sisters, Lucille Kraft and Bessie Jackson; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 28, 2011, at the Medford First Church of the Nazarene. Interment will be at Eagle Point National Cemetery at a later date.